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    What exactly is womanist theology? According to Stacy M. Floyd-Thomas, womanist theology reveals itself to be an organic discourse inasmuch as it is faithful to the church while also seeking to remake this most central and cherished institution. This is not viewed as an innovation by womanist theologians but is deemed a continuation of Black women’s traditional culture of struggle survival and, and celebration that represents the likes of womanist muses such as: Maria Steward, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Well-Barnett, and many more. Throughout my reading experience on womanist theology, I have been quite captivated. I look forward to informing you about womanist and feminist theologies, specifically in the United States and sharing how it is different.…

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    This paper explores the complexity of feminist movement, such as Theology and Education in the United State. Womanist theology is a model of Liberation theology that focuses on the diverse and complex lives of African-American women in the United States (Seymour & Miller 63-65). Womanist theologians bring shape to the often quieted, misrepresented, and the misunderstood voice of African-American women in the United States. Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore states that there is more question than…

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    Feminist theology views the Christian faith from a viewpoint of a commitment to justice for females. Two additional features are added onto Christian theology to make up feminist theology. One is the assumption that theology has not always been accurate due to ongoing sexism in the tradition. Social views such as patriarchy and androcentrism have put men before women and therefore failed to deliver justice to females. The second feature is a commitment to emphasize women’s experience while…

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    In Chapter One of “Feminist Theology: Methodology, Sources, and Norms” Rosemary Radford-Ruether talks about the theology that Religion has on our society towards women and men in a historical tradition. Reuther say’s, “What have been called the objective sources of theology; Scripture and tradition, are themselves codified human experience” (page 12). In other words, Humans are the beginning and end of the annotative ring of life. The Hermeneutical circle comes from the Western Theological…

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    Womanist Theology Essay Introduction Womanist theology is socio-religious which respond to a social state of intensified and fortified oppression similar to the history of slavery. It is a social theory rooted in the racial and gender oppression of black women living in the cave. There are various interpretations of what the womanist theology efforts to provide a means and a concise and all encompassing definition have been marginally successful. Womanist theological is of observance…

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    Essay On Everyday Feminism

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    Do you want to become a feminist? Before you answer that inquiry, it is imperative that you first understand what that really entails. Any mention of feminism may bring about a groan of annoyance from some. The movement provides a great amount of controversy in this day and age, largely because its message is often misconstrued or altogether wrongly portrayed. Media sources tend to focus on the negative aspects of feminism without taking into consideration what beliefs and ideals it actually…

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    Process Theology Essay

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    usually looked at as something good. It is believed that processes evolve people and all other creation. People have even applied the idea of process to God. Process Theology uses the idea of process and intertwines it with ideas of God and even evil. This philosophy or theology tries to explain God and evil through a more modern take from ideas of Darwinian biology and Einstein’s physics. God is known in the Process theology as everlasting, creative, and even the mastermind behind process. At…

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    In this book, Jensen’s point is to address the “neglect of childhood and to suggest that a renewed theological attention to the children in our midst hearkens the ground of Christian hope who comes a child (xii).” He offers a theology of childhood to show the ethic of care for all children. He will look at things that impact children’s lives everyday like: war, poverty, child labor, and sex trade. When looking at how these impact children, through theology one gets a different perspective that…

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    Killen and deBeer state that “theological reflection involves bringing our religious heritage, in this case the Christian heritage, into our reflection on experience done from the standpoint of exploration.” (Killen pg. 52) My ability to reflect upon my personal experiences, good and bad, as an African American woman in ministry have helped develop my interpretation of the study of the nature of God and religion. These same experiences help to shape my understanding of theology, my methods,…

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    I am finding this mercy in theology and literature centered on feminism and liberation. In my mind to be a follower of Jesus is to be called to an extreme life of struggling to become like Christ in the world. As we learned in class, subversive wisdom goes against the norm and can at times breed hatred from those attached to conventional wisdom. To paraphrase Jon Sobrino, people don’t mind if you tend to those they’ve wounded, however when you begin to change the rules in order to prevent wounds…

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