Notes to Feminist Philosophy of Religion

1. Liberation theology is marked by a “preferential option for the poor,” and it interprets the New Testament primarily as a message about social justice. For feminist perspectives, see for example Sharon D. Welch, Communities of Resistance and Solidarity: A Feminist Theology of Liberation (Orbis Books, 1994); and Elizabeth Schussler-Fiorenza, ed., The Power of Naming: A Concilium Reader in Feminist Liberation Theology (Orbis Books, 1996). Environmental theologies have been strongly influenced both by liberation theology and ecofeminism; see Rosemary Radford Ruether, ed., Women Healing the Earth: Third World Women on Ecology, Feminism, and Religion (Orbis Books, 1996). Postcolonialist theologies are interested in deconstructing western dominant regimes of knowledge; for exemplary studies, see Kwok Pui-lan, Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005); and Catherine Keller, et al. eds., Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (Chalice Press, 2004).

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