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By Susanne M. DeCrane

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ISBN-13: 9780878403493

ISBN-10: 143563893X

ISBN-13: 9781435638938

To brush off the paintings of philosophers and theologians of the earlier due to their restricted perceptions of the entire of humankind is tantamount to tossing the tot out with the bathtub water. Such is the case whilst feminist students of faith and ethics confront Thomas Aquinas, whose perspectives of girls can simply be defined as misogynistic. instead of dispense with him, Susanne DeCrane seeks to interact Aquinas and mirror his differently compelling inspiration in the course of the prism of feminist theology, hermeneutics, and ethics. targeting one in all Aquinas's nice highbrow contributions, the elemental inspiration of "the universal good"-in brief, the human will towards peace and justice-DeCrane demonstrates the foreign money of that proposal via a latest social factor: women's future health care within the usa and, in particular, black ladies and breast melanoma. In her skillful re-engagement with Aquinas, DeCrane indicates that definite elements of non secular traditions heretofore understood as oppressive to girls and minority teams can truly be parsed, "retrieved," and used to rectify social ills. Aquinas, Feminism, and the typical strong is a daring and intellectually rigorous feminist retrieval of an enormous textual content via a Catholic student looking to stay within the culture, whereas hard that the culture stay as much as its emphasis on human fairness and justice.

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Textual Hermeneutics: Sandra Schneiders 17 distortions are to be understood by the community of believers. Her method for approaching scriptural texts has been shown to be heavily reliant on the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, as well as engaging the thought of Ju¨ rgen Habermas. She uses the following six steps in her feminist hermeneutics of transformation: First, a consciousness exists of suffering and oppression of women, due to denigration of women or the absence of women in the scriptural texts or through the way they have been interpreted, that is, their effective history.

In other words, when certain realities exist, women are prevented from achieving their own dignity and flourishing. Feminist writers have discussed the term ‘‘women’s experience’’ extensively. ’’103 The social sciences provide an important tool for assessing the lived situation of women. But in addition to social sciences as formal disciplines, another fact must be appreciated to pursue specifically the experience of women: the recognition that women frequently need help to name their own experience.

Rather, the prophetic liberating traditions can be appropriated by feminism only as normative principles of Biblical faith, which, in turn, criticize and reject patriarchal ideology. . Feminist theology that draws on Biblical principles is possible only if the prophetic principles, more fully understood, imply a rejection of every elevation of one social group against others as image and agent of God, every use of God to justify social domination and subjugation. . Feminist readings of the Bible can discern a norm within Biblical faith by which the Biblical texts themselves can be criticized.

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