Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love


I: Power: Dis/locations and reclamations: Speaking Up! Speaking Out! Naming the silences: Women, power, authority and love in the PacificSpeaking UpSpeaking OutConclusionNotesReferences: Witnessing to what remains, or the power of persisting: Power, authority and love in the interim spaces 1Speaking personallySpeaking theologicallyShelly Rambo’s pneumatology of powerRemaining, persisting and witnessing in the interim spaces from BosniaBakira Hasečić 27ConclusionNotesReferences: From footballs to Matildas?: Gender diverse people and theological game changeThe sidelining of gender diverse peopleObstacles to playThree case studiesGender diverse gifts for a beautiful theological gameTowards ‘total football’?NotesReferences: Reading and process: Rethinking powerPower and patriarchy in South AfricaPower and certainty in PentecostalismPower and eschatology in the depths of uncertaintyReading and becoming: from the depths to new confidenceNotesReferences: The problem with powerlessness: Attending to power and authority in Matthew’s Wisdom christologyConstructions of divine powerConstructions of divine powerlessnessDoing divine power: excavating the contours of Matthew’s Wisdom christologyWoman Wisdom in the First Testament and intertestamental textsJesus-Woman WisdomConclusions…and beginningsNotesReferencesII: Authority: Subversions and contestations: “How could it be otherwise?”: Sacramental imagination and political ritesThe Uluru Statement from the HeartSpiritual authority in a political processSpiritual claims to authority, academic work and not speaking past each otherTheopolitics and theopoetics I: Prayer at the tomb of Francis Xavier ConaciTheopolitics and theopoetics II: seminar and installation of the message stickRe-imagining academic work between the now and the not yet of spiritual authority?NotesReferences: Mother, preacher, press: Women ministers and the negotiation of authority, 1910–1933Motherhood and the right to speakSarah Jane Lancaster (1858–1934)Winifred Kiek (1884–1974)Doreen Rita Allen (c.1906–1993)The body/the Body of ChristNotesReferences: Reforming women in England and Scotland: Claiming authority to speak of GodExegesis and doctrine from an anchorite’s cellExegesis in a parish church and on the roadWomen’s contribution to the shift into reformationThe struggle to implement reformationNotesReferences: Against and without authority: Writing feminist theology after the end of historyThe end of historyHannah Arendt and the end of authorityGreek philosophyRoman politicsChristian ChurchThinking and writing (feminist) theology without authorityFrom Feminist Theology to Indecent TheologySisters in the WildernessAfter authority?NotesReferencesIII: Love: Embodiment and practice: Roadsides: Towards an ecological feminist theology of cross-species compassionEcological feminismsRelatednessCompassionA Lukan story of the road: Luke 10:30–37ConclusionNotesReferences: Covenantal relationships and queer bodiesTraditional readings 4Feminist readingsA queer lensBeyond queer marriageQueer and postcolonial re-imaginingsQueer embodimentThe call of Ephesians: Sex and community buildingConclusionsNotesReferences: Re-visioning (the) love/command: Law, authority and the logic of love in the philosophy of Pamela Sue Anderson and Paul’s letter to the GalatiansThe patriarchal logic of lovePaul and the logic of love in GalatiansConclusionNotesReferences: Writing the image to forgiveness and loveWriting images and asking questionsLimitations of God as FatherForgivenessWriting to forgivenessConclusionNotesReferences: Thinking, Dancing : Exploring the gaps between ecstasy and distress: Speaking of being heard: Voice and purpose in prisonSpeaking of silenceSpeaking of being heardSpeaking of power and authority 21Speaking of purposeNotesReferences