Motherhood as Metaphor
Engendering Interreligious Dialogue
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Fordham University Press
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In my fi r st book, Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism, I set out to discover what diff erence it would make to bring feminist theoretical and theological insights to bear on contemporary discussions of religious diff erence. It seemed that the theologies being off ered were stuck at an impasse of seeing persons of diff erent religions ...
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A s the dedication indicates, I am profoundly grateful to two sets of parents who have mothered me into authorship of this book. Francis SchÃ¼ssler Fiorenza nurtured in an unbelievable way the scholar I have become as he mentored me from a young graduate student to who I am today. Th e methods of Elisabeth SchÃ¼ssler Fiorenza have been among the ...
Introduction: We FeedTh em Milk
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... She was refl ecting on her participation in interreligious dialogue and considering the importance of the work through the lens of her experi-ence as a nursing mother. Th e point this young Muslim woman was illustrating was that in the same way we nurture the next generation with material sustenance, we also shape them emotionally and relationally, ...
1 Encounter in the Mission Fields
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...âPagan BabiesâSave Th em for Christ Th rough Maryknoll.â1 So, the cap-tion reads on a promotional poster (circa 1929) that helped shape American Catholics in their imaginings of people of other faiths. With a pagoda in the background and the silhouette of two Chinese youngsters in the foreground, the idea of the religious other as âpaganâ all but erased ...
2 We Meet in Multiplicity
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What the mission strategy of the Maryknoll Sisters demonstrates is that in order to meet the âotherâ, we must meet in multiplicity. We meet one another not merely as âreligious othersâ but in a complex multiplicity con-stituted by relationship and responsibilities. Th is indicates not only that a meeting can be forged in this multiplicity of relationships but also that, as ...
3 Encounter in Global FeministMovements
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You can see them in the brown and white photos.1 Mothers marching for freedom. With their children in tow, women publicly demonstrated for greater political rights in the suff rage movement of early twentieth-century America. Th at they did so as women is obvious. Th at they did so as mothers gets lost in memory, except for the visual traces from long-...
4 Creativity Under Constraint
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It may be a peculiarly âmodernâ understanding of the human person as one in which freedom is pressed to the fore. In Sources of the Self: Th e Making of Modern Identity, Charles Taylor traces this sense of freedom back to RenÃ© Descartes and the Enlightenment trajectory that linked disengaged reason to âa sense of self-responsible autonomy.â1 Indeed, ...
5 Encounter in Philadelphia
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...âI actually want to start with the group and go backwards, if thatâs okay, because currently this is also my spiritual home in huge, huge ways.â1 When asked about the community that shapes her sense of self and purpose, her spiritual orientation in the world, Anne thought fi rst about the interfaith group of women who have shaped her story and her ...
6 Th e Dynamic Self as Knower
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I found it diffi cult at times. . . . I had to do research: what do Episcopalians say about something? You know, because . . . I think we experience things sometimes through our own . . . personal experience as opposed to . . . I mean there were things I knew, but . . . other things I had to . . . I had to fi nd out some Th e Philadelphia Area Multifaith Womenâs Group provides a context for ...
Conclusion: Seeking Salvation
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When we come together we sort of put a salve on each otherâs wounds.Among the Igbo of Nigeria, to be creative is to turn the power of evil, sin, and suff ering into the power of love. When things are not going well in a community, in order to restore harmony and mutuality of existence, this African community requires artists to camp together, to work together ...
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Introduction. We Feed Th em Milk: Th eological Anthropology as a Labor of Love 1. Elana Rozenman, Ibtisam Mahameed, Zriek Randa Sabag, and Siham Halabi, âPeace-Building for WomenâTaught by Middle East Interfaith Women,â panel presentation at the Parliament of the Worldâs Religions, Barcelona, Spain, 10 July 2004. 2. Karl Rahner, Foundations of Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity, ...
BIBL IOGR A PH Y
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... Ahmed, Leila. A Border Passage: From Cairo to AmericaâA Womanâs Journey. New York: âââ. âEarly Feminist Movements in Turkey and Egypt.â In Muslim Women, edited by âââ. A Quiet Revolution: Th e Veilâs Resurgence from the Middle East to America. âââ. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven, Amina (pseud.). Group interview by Jeannine Hill Fletcher and Mara Brecht. Transcription ...
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Page Count: 256
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Bordering Religions: Concepts, Conflicts, and Conversations