Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Book Launch

The editors and contributors of “Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love” join the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies to share thoughts on the challenges of comprehending the relations between power, authority and love, and the ways this informs the past and future work of feminist scholarship. 

Wednesday 20 October 2021
7.30-8.30pm, via Zoom

Over 60 people joined this Zoom event celebrating the culmination of this edited collection by Kerrie Handasyde, Cathryn McKinney and Rebekah Pryor: Contemporary Feminist Theologies.

Collated from papers originally presented at the Power, Authority, Love conference in October 2019 and beyond, this book explores the issues of power, authority and love with current concerns in the Christian theological exploration of feminism and feminist theology.

It addresses its key themes in three parts: (1) power deals with feminist critiques, (2) authority unpacks feminist methodologies, and (3) love explores feminist ethics. Covering issues such as embodiment, intersectionality, liberation theologies, historiography, queer approaches to hermeneutics, philosophy and more, it provides a multi-layered and nuanced appreciation of this important area of theological thought and practice.

This volume will be vital reading for scholars of feminist theology, queer theology, process theology, practical theology, religion and gender and copies are now available through Routledge.

The You Tube clip below offers a visual interlude bringing together images from the October 2019 Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies (ACFT) Conference Power, Authority, Love with those celebrating the contributors and chapters of this edited collection Contemporary Feminist Theologies. Congratulations once more to all contributors and, in particular to editors Kerrie Handasyde, Cathryn McKinney, and Rebekah Pryor.

This deeply interconnected, collection of essays offers fresh perspectives on the challenges of comprehending the relations between power and agency, authority and love.  Feminist theology has always rejected binary separations between these spheres and stresses the painful but necessary task of accommodating their entanglement in human and divine relations. What the authors in this work achieve are vivid, culturally located and accountable representations of loving as ‘power transformed’ and ‘transforming power’.
Heather Walton, Professor of Theology and Creative Practice, University of Glasgow

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