Women, Writing, Theology

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In this collection, twelve constructive theologians investigate the conditions under which women enter a written theological tradition.

How have women historically justified their writing practices? What constraints, both internal and external, shape their capacity to write theology? While much work has been done by feminists in recovering the lives and voices of women from the history of Christianity—and even more constructive and creative progress has been made in the areas of feminist, womanist, mujerista, Asian, and postcolonial theologies—these essays take a step back to ask about the conditions of our writing. What allows and what inhibits women’s writing practices? And, moreover, what does it mean for women to enter a written theological tradition that has been based on their exclusion? Through historical accounts, theoretical analyses, and contemporary constructions, the essays in this volume take up these questions.