What feminist theology is (not) like? Cover Image

Czym (nie) jest teologia feministyczna?
What feminist theology is (not) like?

Author(s): Marta Zając
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: feminist theology; gender as ideology; feminism and Catholic church

Summary/Abstract: The paper reflects on so-called feminist theology. First it deals with its reception by classical theology and reports a form of openness to new perspectives the latter (besides some objections) voices. Then I address the inevitable tension that develops between the two interpretative paradigms should the concepts of “man” and “God” be brought into play. The case study for that part is a self-portrait of a feminist theologian who calls herself a resident alien. What the analysis ultimately shows is a radical difference between the resident alien of postmodernism and the biblical outsider: the prophet; in particular, the way the difference in question resides in a given concept of language. My claim is that the constructionist theories of meaning postmodernism spreads postulate not so much the arbitrariness of sense as the false alternative between biblical God and the truth of the particular.

  • Issue Year: 14/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 325–334
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish