Transformative Lutheran Theologies (Paperback)

Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives

By Mary J. Streufert (Editor)

Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 9780800663773, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

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Description

The first of its kind, this book is a systematic representation of Lutheran feminist, womanist, and mujerista theologies: systematic, in that it addresses classical loci of systematic theology; contemporary, in that it is resoundingly constructive and relevant for the contemporary church; and feminist, in that the contributors write from a feminist perspective although they reflect a variety of positions within feminist discourse. The contributors to this multi-authored work share a common commitment to Lutheran theology as a continual process of reform. Luther is a partner in the conversation because of his "theological insights and commitment to faithful criticism," which the writers seek to continue-- not because his voice "settles a debate." The book focuses on central themes that Luther addressed and that are representative of Lutheranism today, including justification by grace through faith and Luther's theology of the cross. From diverse contexts, these Lutheran theologians, like Luther, seek reformation by "giving voice to new perspectives in theology that continue to transform the church and the world.