Philosophy, Feminism, and Faith

Philosophy, Feminism, and Faith

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The stories are powerful, sometimes heart-rending, sometimes lyrical, but always deeply personal. And there is some very good philosophizing as part of the bargain." -Merold WestphalHow can the seemingly separate lives of philosopher, feminist, and follower of a religious tradition come together in one person's life? How does religious commitment affect philosophy or feminism? How does feminism play out in religious or philosophical commitment? Wrestling with answers to these questions, women who balance philosophy, feminism, and faith write about their lives. The voices gathered here from several different traditions-Catholic, Protestant, Quaker, Jewish, and Muslim-represent diverse ethnicities, races, and ages. The challenging and poignant reflections in Philosophy, Feminism, and Faith show how critical thought can successfully mesh with religious faith and social responsibility.show more

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  • Book | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 45.36g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253215617
  • 9780253215611

About Ruth E Groenhout

Ruth E. Groenhout teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Calvin College.Marya Bower is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: IntroductionPart 1. Setting the Context1. Judaism and the Love of Reason Martha Nussbaum2. Feminism, Socialism, and Christianity Revisited Mary B. Mahowald3. Philosophizing on Saturday: Faith and the Philosophical Life Winifred Wing Han Lamb4. A Struggle in Progress Jaime Leeser5. Three Aspects of Identity Sr. Mary Christine Morkovsky6. Reflections on Identity Jean Bethke ElshtainPart 2. Tensions and Integrations7. Yes Marianne Sawicki8. Into the Crucible: My Art of Living Jacqueline Scott9. Learning to Question Pat Johnson10. Shared Marginalization: Negotiating the Identities of Christian, Feminist, and Philosopher Janet Wesselius11. Care, Agape, and a Feminist Conception of the Self Ruth Groenhout12. Seduction: Does How You Get to Yes Still Matter? Caroline Simon13. The Presence of the Past laura Duhan Kaplan14. Hagar on My Mind Azizah al-HibriPart 3. Challenging Traditions15. A Skeptical Spirituality Nel Noddings16. Faith, Philosophy, Passions, and Feminism: Dangerous Attractions Irmgard Scherer17. On Being a Christian Philosopher and Not a Feminist M. Elaine Botha18. Towards a Visionary Politics: Phenomenology, Psychoanalytic Feminism, and Transcendence Marilyn Nissim-Sabat19. My Life Speaks Sara EbenreckContributorsIndexshow more

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"The stories are powerful, sometimes heart-rending, sometimes lyrical, but always deeply personal. And there is some very good philosophizing as part of the bargain." -Merold Westphalshow more

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