9781596271340

Keep Your Courage: A Radical Christian Feminist Speaks

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    9781596271340

  • ISBN10:

    1596271345

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Summary

Carter Heyward is one of the most influential and controversial theologians of our time. Under headings "Speaking Truth to Power," Remembering Who We Are," and "Celebrating Our Friends," she reflects on how movements for gender and sexual justice reverberate globally. In this volume of occasional pieces, the lesbian feminist theologian bears witness to the sacred struggles to topple oppressive power. These pieces illustrate feminist theology's bold and transformative engagement of its cultural, political, social, and theological contexts.

Author Biography

Carter Heyward is a pioneering feminist theologian. She taught at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, beginning in 1975, and was Howard Chandler Robbins Professor of Theology there when she retired in 2006. She was one of 11 women who paved the way for the recognition of women as priests in the Episcopal Church, which occurred in 1976. She is the author of 11 other titles, plus editor or contributor to three additional books, plus scores of scholarly and mainstream articles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xix
Messages to the Empirep. 1
Messages to the Empire (2004)p. 4
Beyond Shameful Theology (2001)p. 10
Queer Christ: Transforming Anger into Hope (2004)p. 13
The Passion of Mel Gibson (2004)p. 18
Why I Decided to Solemnize Marriages between Persons of the Same Sex (2004)p. 22
Make Us Prophets and Pastors! An Open Letter to Gay and Lesbian Leaders in the Anglican Communion (2005)p. 26
Some Violent Connections: Capitalism, War, Religion, Fear and Women (2006)p. 38
Strong Faith: Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast (2006)p. 54
The Dream Continues: Martin Luther King, Jr, Day Celebration (2007)p. 62
The Wisdom to Lead: Why I Support Obama (2008)p. 74
Feminism and Love (2009)p. 79
Remembering Who We Arep. 85
Introductionp. 85
Compassion and Enemy-Love: The Hope of the World (2000)p. 89
Pentecost and Harry Potter (2000)p. 95
Godbearing in Hopeless Times (2001)p. 98
God of All, Not Just Humans (2002)p. 111
The Horse as Priest (2002)p. 118
Good Friday: The Ones at the Foot of the Cross (2003)p. 122
Forgiveness (2004)p. 125
Stubbornness in the Spirit (2004)p. 129
Queer Conspiracy! (2004)p. 133
A Path Wide Open: Sexual and Gender Diversity (2006)p. 139
Remembering Who We Are: People of Soul (2007)p. 152
But How Do We Love? (2008)p. 159
Humility: Root of Compassion (2008)p. 164
God's Fierce Whimsy (2008)p. 169
Light as a Feather (2005)p. 176
Celebrating Our Friendsp. 184
Introductionp. 184
Womanism and Feminism: Honouring Delores S. Williams (2005)p. 186
The World According to Bev: Honouring Beverly Wilding Harrison (2007)p. 190
Beyond Liberal Feminism: Responding to Rosemary Ruether (2007)p. 200
Biophilic Courage and Be-Dazzling Creativity: Responding to Mary Daly (1998)p. 204
An Almost Unbearable Lightness of Being: Remembering Sister Angela (2002)p. 210
What Will We Do Without Sue?: Remembering Sue Hiatt (2002)p. 218
Making Us Homeless: Remembering Dorothee Soelle (2003)p. 223
Keep Your Courage: Remembering Bishop DeWitt (2004)p. 228
Like a Little Child: Remembering My Mother (2009)p. 233
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