By Kristin Kobes Du Mez
A paintings of background, biography, and old theology, Kristin Kobes DuMez's ebook offers a vibrant account of Bushnell's lifestyles. It maps a concise advent to her attention-grabbing theology, revealing, for instance, Bushnell's trust that gender bias tainted either the King James and the Revised types of the English Bible. As Du Mez demonstrates, Bushnell insisted that God created girls to be robust and self sustaining, that Adam, no longer Eve, bore accountability for the autumn, and that it was once via Christ, "the nice emancipator of women," that girls could in achieving non secular and social redemption.
A New Gospel for Women restores Bushnell to her rightful position in historical past. It illuminates the dynamic and infrequently thorny dating among religion and feminism in glossy the US by way of mapping Bushnell's tale and her next disappearance from the old checklist. such a lot pointedly, the booklet unearths the demanding situations confronting Christian feminists this day who desire to build a sexual ethic that's either Christian and feminist, one rooted no longer within the Victorian period, yet quite one fitted to the trendy world.
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A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism by Kristin Kobes Du Mez