Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fordham's Sister Elizabeth Johnson On Feminist Liberation Theology

Let me illustrate this observation with the Statement’s assessment of female images of God (to which I will return below). The Statement rightly acknowledges that the images which Quest discusses, namely those clustered around divine maternity, Wisdom (Sophia), and Spirit (ruah), are found in the Bible. But then the Statement criticizes the book’s account of how these ways of speaking about God are being used by feminist, womanist, mujerista and Latina theologies in the United States and around the world, saying: “The names of God found in the Scriptures are not mere human creations that can be replaced by others that we may find more suitable according to our own human judgment...."
Link (here) to Sister Elizabeth Johnson, professor of theology at Fordham University, latest letter defending her book against doctrinal errors by the USCCB in, Quest for the Living God

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