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Title: * Introducing Redemption in Christian Feminism
Author: Ruether, Rosemary Radford
Publisher: T & T Clark; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9781850758884
Volumes: 1; Pages: 134
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Christianity begins with what appears to be an inclusive promise of redemption in Christ without regard to gender. Paul promised that 'In Christ there is no more male and female.' Yet Christianity soon developed a patriarchal social structure, excluding women from public ministry, with the argument that women were created subordinate in nature and were more culpable for sin. Here, distinguished feminist theologian Rosemary Ruether, traces the tension between patriarchal and egalitarian patterns in Christian theology historically. She then examines key theological themes--Christology, the self, the cross and future hope--in the light of her critique.