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Christian Ethics at the Boundary: Feminism and Theologies of Public Life

Author: 
Karen V. Guth (Author)
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In contemporary reflection on Christianity and politics, the work of realist, witness, and feminist theologians has been done in isolation—that is, each school has largely pursued its projects without incorporating the insights of the others. Christian Ethics at the Boundary offers the first approach to public and political theology developed at the boundaries that separate these approaches.

Extending the strong contextual work of theologians like Robin W. Lovin and Stanley Hauerwas on one hand, and Kathryn Tanner, Monica A. Coleman, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson on the other, author Karen V. Guth engages the theologies of prominent public theologians Reinhold Niebuhr, John Howard Yoder, and Martin Luther King Jr. to identify new trajectories for future work in Christian ethics.

By fostering constructive dialogue between these pivotal public theologians of the twentieth century, their contemporary representatives, and the vanguard voices in feminist and womanist theology, Guth identifies ecclesiology as a new agenda for realist theologians, feminism as a vital form of Christian politics for witness theologians, and “creative maladjustment” as a productive theological stance for all Christian ethicists. In doing so, the work displays an innovative method that enables a vivid, collaborative vision of Christian politics.

ISBN: 
9781451465709
Price: 
$39.00
Release date: 
September 1, 2015
Pages: 
231
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Endorsements

"An accessible and methodologically exhilarating text…offering new insights about influential figures in Christian ethics and feminist approaches to them. Breaking with standard academic silos, Guth seizes upon differences, disagreements, and contradictions as generative sites for analyzing Christian public engagement. With its pioneering honesty about Yoder’s sexual violence the text thoughtfully explores his Christian pacifist vision."
—Traci C. West
Drew University Theological School

"Using the work of Protestant public theologians Reinhold Niebuhr, John Howard Yoder, and Martin Luther King to illustrate the Christian realist approach and the ‘witness’ approach to the church-world relation, Guth explores feminist theology as well. Rather than a standard review of the feminist critiques of these classic male theologians, the book is a rich exploration of the gifts and limitations of all these perspectives and the crucial need for dialogue between them. Most importantly, this work moves us toward what Kathryn Tanner calls a ‘genuine community of argument’ between these prominent ethical approaches to the church-world relation."
—Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Duke Divinity School