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Sexism and Sin-Talk

Feminist Conversations on the Human Condition

Rachel Sophia Baard

  • 11/26/2019
  • 0664234437
  • 978-0-664-23443-0
  • Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • 176
  • 6 x 9
  • 10.00 oz

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“This book provides an overview and analysis of the now classic texts of feminist Christian theology through the lens of rhetorical theory in order to remove the discourse from the staid realm of dogmatic theology and into the critical moral analysis of power relations and existing social realities. To that end, Baard centers the conversation on the feminist rejection of traditional “sin-talk” without undermining the seriousness of sin—especially dehumanizing and exploitative social sin—in an effort to expose, reject, and transcend the rhetorical distortion that perpetuates patriarchal structures built on the domination and control of the many by the few, the female by the male, and the poor by the rich. In its stead, the author offers a hopeful constructive vision of feminist “sin-talk” that preserves the socially transformative power of the biblical prophetic tradition while also affirming feminist “grace-talk” through a soteriocentric and theocentric engagement of the foundational (for confessing Christians) Christ event.”

– Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Professor of Systematic Theology, Saint Louis University

“With theological rigor, theoretical sophistication and a sharp eye for the pathosof women’s suffering due to gender based violence, Rachel Baard demonstrates the enduring contribution of feminist discourses on sin to a Christian theology of human fl


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