The world as gods body, christian century, 105 july 2027, 1988, 671673. If paul tillich is a borderline thinker, bridging philosophy and theology, then sallie mcfague is a borderline thinker spanning theology and literature. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. We focus on the doctrine of god, especially the difficulties that a supernatural, sovereign view of god presents for seriously addressing issues of power, change, and action regarding the role of human beings in light of. Christianity and crisismetaphorical theology is a brilliant piece of writing which will make an important contribution both to new thinking on he nature of religious language and also to the dialogue between christianity and feminist theology. Sallie mcfagues most popular book is models of god. Ruether makes clear a central tenet of ecofeminism. Feminist theology especially ruether, rosemary radford mcfague, sallie contents. From arguments that there are particular and significant. Hart with a response by mcfague, religion and intellectual life, 5 spring, 1988, 944. Rosemary radford ruether sallie mcfague rolf bouma, 1997 feminist theology.
Phrase searching you can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. She wrote in the preface of this 1987 book, in the closing pages of my last book, metaphorical theology, i experimented with the model of god as friend in an attempt to address the issues of idolatry and. Reviewed by john scull most christians either do not know how to relate to nature or they relate to it as western culture does, as an object for our use. Ecofeminist theologians take ecofeminism in the direction of religion and spirituality.
Christianity table of contents center for the study of world religions harvard divinity school religions of the world and ecology series. Appearing in this significant and timely book about women, christianity, and climate justice alongside leading global ecofeminist and womanist theologians especially heather eaton, ivone gebara, sharon bong, sallie mcfague, melanie harris, and nancy pinedamadrid among many more is truly an honor and a privilege. Gender bibliography 5 relevant to ecofeminism, including nuclear proliferation, pollution, property or land rights, children, the destruction of the environment, and womens rights. Sallie mcfague born 1933 is an american feminist christian theologian, who has written other books such as super, natural christians,models of god,metaphorical theology. Mcfague was an early adopter of feminine names for god. Adherents cut across all races, and all academic disciplines. Christian ecofeminist theology today or gaia, sallie mcfague, and.
Feminist theology especially ruether, rosemary radford. Hi peggy howland, i dont know of anyone specifically in canada, but a number of feminists have written on ecofeminism. Walker, starhawk, sallie mcfague, luisah teish, sun ai leepark, paula gunn allen, monica sjoo, greta gaard, karen warren and andy smith ar e among the voices speaking from ecofeminist positions. In a world bent on consumption it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all. While both mcfague and tanner are concerned with gods relationship to the world, mcfagues understanding of the world as gods body provides a more stimulating call to ecological responsibility.
This movement seeks to eradicate all forms of social injustice, not just injustice against women and the environment. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Her most recent book is a new climate for theology. From metaphorical theology to sallie mcfague, climate crisis prophet. Wildcard searching if you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol called a wildcard for one or more letters. The diversity of her interests is reflected both in her being the founding editor of the intentionally interdisciplinary journal soundings, and in her publications. Gender bibliography the yale forum on religion and ecology. This ecofeminism essay example is published for educational and informational purposes only. Sallie mcfague also wrote a good book called the body of god. In this collection, sallie mcfague offers a lucid and powerful guide to theological thinking about god and the world, individual and community, humanity and nature, reality and metaphor, the sacramental and the prophetic, and the critical issue of climate change. Some theorists, such as ynestra king, name it as a third wave of feminism. In this awardwinning text, theologian sallie mcfague challenges chris. The diversity of her interests is reflected both in her being the founding editor of the intentionally interdisciplinary journal soundings, and in.
Sallie mcfague, vancouver school of theology recorded. Her body of work has inspired me as a preacher and teacher, as an ecofeminist, and as an author. In models of god, now in a second impression, sallie mcfague dealt principally with immanental models, god as mother, lover and friend of the world. A word on things new and old 1995 and longing for running water.
She applied this approach in particular to ecological issues, writing extensively on care for the earth as if it were gods body. Mcfague says that consumerism consists of those cultural patterns and practices by which people find meaning and fulfillment through the consumption of goods and services. The early books 1966, 1972, 1974 display this diversity in their topics. Some selections are followed by poetry that is relevant to the topics under discussion. While many argue that ecofeminism is not organised in such a way as to be called a movement, there are a number of prominent women who are identified as ecofeminists, such as kenyan environmental and political activist wangari muta maathai 19402011 and.
Her interest in the relation between literature and the ology has led her to focus on the importance of metaphor in constructive theological work, and to propose a revisionary theological method to issue in what she calls a metaphorical or intermediary theology. In part c, then, i introduce north american ecofeminist sallie mcfague and. Models of god in religious language, christian feminist theologian sallie mcfague is concerned particularly with how metaphors are used when discussing god since metaphors have cultural and far reaching implications that reflect an underlying attitude. In this timely book, mcfague recalls her readers to the practices of restraint. Sallie mcfague 1933 november 15, 2019 was an american feminist christian theologian. The term denotes neither a single movement nor philosophy. This metaphor values inclusive, mutualistic and interdependent relations amongst all things. In this timely book, sallie mcfague recalls her readers to the practices of restraint. Rosemary radford reuther 1997, ivone gebara, vandana shiva, susan griffin, alice walker, sallie mcfague, luisah teish, sun paula gunn allen, monica sjoo, greta gaard, karen warren, andy smith, and many others quoted by ruether 1997. I havent read mcfague for a little while now, but i seem to remember her viewpoint being similar to my own. Ecofeminism, branch of feminism that examines the connections between women and nature. Christianity table of contents religions of the world.
The ascribed essentialism appears in two main areas. In her book the body of god, mcfague dedicates her efforts to. What can christianity as a tradition contribute to the struggle to secure the future wellbeing of the earth community. Language used to understand god gives insight into ones social understanding of the metaphor. And the we here does not mean only humankind, but rather the cosmos as a whole.
Christian ecofeminist theology christian feminism today. Ecofeminism uses the basic feminist tenets of equality between genders, a revaluing of nonpatriarchal or nonlinear structures, and a view of. She holds doctorates in philosophy and religious studies and has taught for many years at the theology institute of recife iter. The best book of ecofeminist theology i know of is gaia and god by rosemary radford ruether. Ecofeminism is a branch of feminism that sees environmentalism. Berkeley historian of science carolyn merchant author of the death of nature. Ecofeminism describes movements and philosophies that link feminism with ecology. A former dean at vanderbilt universitys divinity school, sallie mcfague calls christians down to earth. An earthly theological agenda by sallie mcfague ganga purity, pollution and. Carolyn merchant historian of science who taught at berkeley for many years. We attended baptist, methodist, and, finally, anglican churches, but in a somewhat desultory manner. She has applied this approach in particular to ecological issues, writing extensively on care for the earth as if it were gods body. Sallie mcfague born 1933 is an american feminist christian theologian, who has written other books such as super, natural christians, the body of god.
This collaborative volume, the third in the series on religions of the world and the environment, explores problematic themes that contribute to ecological neglect or abuse and offer constructive insight into and responsive imperatives for ecologically just and socially. Models of god in religious language, christian feminist theologian sallie mcfague is concerned particularly with how. Sallie mcfague is the professor of theology at the vanderbilt divinity school. Her books showed me how to reinterpret scripture and question. Ecofeminism asserts that all forms of oppression are connected and that structures of oppression must be addressed in their. Sallie mcfague has books on goodreads with 2933 ratings. Appearing in this significant and timely book about women, christianity, and climate justice alongside leading global ecofeminist and womanist theologians especially heather eaton, ivone gebara, sharon bong, sallie mcfague, melanie harris, and nancy pinedamadrid. Language used to understand god gives insight into one.
Mcfague seeks to understand religioustheological language in terms of metaphors and models. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Ecofeminism and theologychallenges, confrontations, and reconstructions. Rethinking theology and economy for a planet in peril that a nonpatriarchal economy is implicit in the oikos, the household of which we are part of the living body of god mcfague 2001, 183. The contribution of ecofeminism philosophy in environmental management research article pdf available in mediterranean journal of social sciences 71s1. Pathways of religious environmentalism event speakers. Mcfague is professor of theology at vanderbilt divinity school. I was born and brought up in boston by a middleclass family. British theologian daphne hampson notes the more i ponder this book models of god. If you need a custom essay or research paper on this topic, please use our writing services. But most important it changed my understanding of my place in the universe and in our beautiful country. Sallie mcfague distinguished theologian in residence.
Ecospirituality in the theologies of sallie mcfague and leonardo boff. The analysis focuses on the works of karen warren, sallie mcfague, chris cuomo, and carolyn merchant. An ecological theolog 1993, but i also consulted her other books. Theology for an ecological, nuclear age, the less clear i. A discussion of sallie mcfagues models of god by mary jo weaver, gordon kaufman, rosemary radford ruether, david tracy, and james g. Christian ecofeminist theology today or gaia, sallie mcfague. Theologian sallie mcfague has died at the age of 86. Sallie mcfague s pioneering work, metaphorical theology, raises epistemological questions regarding theological language. Intersection of climate change and christianity harvard gazette. But be warned, your patriarchal mindset will be shattered. Rosemary radford ruethergarrettevangelical theological seminarythe great virtue. A leader in the field of christian theology and ecofeminism explores the. Yet i end the book aware that what is needed is not only immanental models of god, but a way of thinking of gods transcendence in an immanental waythat the world is our meeting place with god.
Christianity table of contents center for the study of world religions harvard divinity school religions of the world and ecology series christianity and ecology volume dieter t. Some ecofeminist critiques are that the dichotomy between women and men and nature and culture creates a dualism that is too stringent and focused in the difference of women and men. Sallie mcfague is an american feminist christian theologian, best known for her analysis of how metaphor lies at the heart of how we may speak about god. An earthly theological agenda sallie mcfague ganga. Nov 06, 2017 from metaphorical theology to sallie mcfague, climate crisis prophet. Mcfague has done a more than admirable job of applying whiteheadian process philosophy thinking to expand our consciousness of the critical need for the greatest ecological concern for every being on our good earth. Christianity table of contents religions of the world and. The main problems she focuses on are the ecological implications of the nuclear age. In models of god, sallie mcfague explores the problems that contemporary theologians face. Im currently teaching a small, graduatelevel class at the vancouver school of theology, on revising christian theology for the 21st centurys crisis of climate change. There are different panentheist metaphors, some of which resonate more than others for me. Sallie mcfague asked an audience at harvard divinity school hds.
This book is a sequel to her models of god 1987, which received an award for excellence from the american academy of religion. Sallie mcfague 1933 november 15, 2019 was an american feminist christian theologian, best known for her analysis of how metaphor lies at the heart of how we may speak about god. Sallie mcfagues pioneering work, metaphorical theology, raises epistemological questions regarding theological language. The major criticism of ecofeminism is that it is essentialist. An ecological theology, is about that way of thinking. Adherence to strict dichotomy between men and women. In her most recent book, blessed are the consumers, sallie mcfague focuses on kenosis as the key element in shaping a christian alternative to the pervasive religion of consumerism. Today there are numerous monographs, anthologies, book series, journals, websites, conferences and conference sessions on ecofeminism. Sallie mcfague born 1933 is an american feminist christian theologian, who has written other books such as super, natural christians,the body of god. For example, world war ii with quotes will give more precise results than world war ii without quotes. I really enjoyed this book and i am looking forward to study her other books thats on their way. She wrote in the introduction to this 1993 book, the present essay.1475 925 1215 927 1417 646 619 940 76 1049 306 1564 124 871 1342 202 1506 965 479 1437 9 393 280 617 55 553 1433 986 888 413 970 1210 329 856 320 268 33 402 452 646 485 674 141