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Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Change Justice

Author: 
Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Editor) Hilda P. Koster (Editor)
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Planetary Solidarity brings together leading Latina, womanist, Asian American, Anglican American, South American, Asian, European, and African woman theologians on the issues of doctrine, women, and climate justice. Because women make up the majority of the world’s poor and tend to be more dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods and survival, they are more vulnerable when it comes to climate-related changes and catastrophes. Representing a subfield of feminist theology that uses doctrine as interlocutor, this book ask how Christian doctrine might address the interconnected suffering of women and the earth in an age of climate change.

While doctrine has often stifled change, it also forms the thread that weaves Christian communities together. Drawing on postcolonial ecofeminist/womanist analysis and representing different ecclesial and denominational traditions, contributors use doctrine to envision possibilities for a deep solidarity with the earth and one another while addressing the intersection of gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The book is organized around the following doctrines: creation, the triune God, anthropology, sin, incarnation, redemption, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, and eschatology. 

Contributors include: Ivone Gebara, Fulata Moyo, Melanie Harris, Sallie McFague, Sharon Bong, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Heather Eaton, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Barbara Rossing, and many other fine woman liberationists.

ISBN: 
9781506432625
Price: 
$79.00
ISBN: 
9781506408934
Price: 
$79.00
Release date: 
September 1, 2017
Pages: 
288
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Endorsements

What an awesome challenge this book lays before us, believers and non-believers alike!

"An insightful, path-breaking and timely collection of female voices on the impact of climate justice on the ways we understand and articulate the fundamental Christian beliefs. The survival not only of humanity but also of the entire planet depends on how this vision of ‘planetary solidarity’ is put into practice. What an awesome challenge this book lays before us, believers and non-believers alike!"

Dr. Peter C. Phan | Georgetown University

The varied voices included in this volume should be echoed all around the world.

"Solidarity involves more than taking a stance (like Martin Luther did) or marching for a cause (like Martin Luther King Jr did). As the editors astutely observe, it entails building stronger communities where power is shared and relationships are fostered. In the context of climate injustice such solidarity has to be planetary in scope. It is tested where powerful interests are at stake and when love grows cold. It comes as no surprise that women are taking the lead in understanding what solidarity with the victims of climate change entails. In this volume, such solidarity prompts reflection - on nothing less than the deepest convictions that support Christian forms of solidarity. The varied voices included in this volume should be echoed all around the world."

Ernst M. Conradie | University of the Western Cape