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Ruether, Rosemary Radford

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Works: 407 works in 1,209 publications in 6 languages and 43,750 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Controversial literature  Biographies  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: BV639.W7, 261.83412
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Goddesses and the divine feminine : a Western religious history by Rosemary Radford Ruether( )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 3,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark work presents the most illuminating portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture - from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. Beautifully written, lucidly conceived, and far-ranging in its implications, this work will help readers gain a better appreciation of the complexity of the social forces - mostly androcentric - that have shaped the symbolism of the sacred feminine. At the same time, it charts a new direction for finding a truly egalitarian vision of God and human relations through a feminist-ecological spirituality. Rosemary Radford Ruether begins her exploration of the divine feminine with an analysis of prehistoric archaeology that challenges the popular idea that, until their overthrow by male-dominated monotheism, many ancient societies were matriarchal in structure, governed by a feminine divinity and existing in harmony with nature. For Ruether, the historical evidence suggests the reality about these societies is much more complex. She goes on to consider key myths and rituals from Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Anatolian cultures; to examine the relationships among gender, deity, and nature in the Hebrew religion; and to discuss the development of Mariology and female mysticism in medieval Catholicism, and the continuation of Wisdom mysticism in Protestanism. She also gives a provocative analysis of the meeting of Aztec and Christian female symbols in Mexico and of today's neo-pagan movements in the United States
Encyclopedia of women and religion in North America( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life
Sexism and God-talk : toward a feminist theology by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did a religion whose founding proponents advocated a shocking disregard of earthly ties come to extol the virtues of the "traditional" family? In this richly textured history of the relationship between Christianity and the family Rosemary Radford Ruether traces the development of these centerpieces of modern life to reveal the misconceptions at the heart of the "family values" debate."--Publisher's description
Women and religion in America by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Religion and sexism : images of woman in the Jewish and Christian traditions by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays attempt to fill a growing need for a more exact idea of the role of religion, specifically in the Judaeo-Christian tradition, in shaping the traditional cultural images that have degraded and suppressed women. This book provides, in the compass of a single work, a glimpse of the history of the relationship of patriarchal religion to feminine imagery and to the actual psychic and social self-images of women
America, Amerikkka : elect nation and imperial violence by Rosemary Radford Ruether( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America, Amerikkka traces the historical and ideological patterns of the U.S. American view of themselves as an elect nation inhabiting a 'promised land' and enjoying a uniquely favored relation with God and a mission to spread 'redemption' qua 'democracy' throughout the world. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism privileging and marginalizing non-whites as citizens of the nation."--BOOK JACKET
Christianity and social systems : historical constructions and ethical challenges by Rosemary Radford Ruether( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the earliest interactions of Christians with the Roman Empire to today's debates about the separation of church and state, the Christian churches have been in complex relationships with various economic and political system for centuries. Renowned theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether analyzes the ways Christian churches historically interacted with powerful systems such as patriarchy, racism, slavery and environmentalism, while looking critically at how the church shapes these systems today. This book is neither an attack on the relationship between Christianity and these systems nor an apology bur rather a nuanced examination of the interactions between them. By understanding how these interactions have shaped history, we can more fully understand how to make ethical decisions about the role of Christianity in some of today's most pressing social issues."--Jacket
Women of spirit : female leadership in the Jewish and Christian traditions( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of essays on the role of women in the institutional and ordained leadership of Western religion. The authors discuss religious women as charismatic leaders, holy women, martyrs, dissenters, renewers and reformers, as well as theological images of the feminine -- in God, the Christ-Church relationship, and the self. The studies are historical and descriptive both, from the early church to the present day
New woman, new earth : sexist ideologies and human liberation by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Crossroad book." Bibliography: p. 215-218. Includes index
Womanguides : readings toward a feminist theology by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating collection of ancient and contemporary readings from the cultural matrix that has shaped Western Christianity, Womanguides is a resource for understanding ideas about gender in Christian tradition and for building alternative patterns that can transform and heal."--GoogleBooks
Women and redemption : a theological history by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was in the Quaker tradition, Ruether finds, that original equality was reclaimed for this worldly life, to be developed further in nineteenth-century feminist theology. Her work thus discloses the roots of today's Euroamerican and Third World feminist theologies
Faith and fratricide : the theological roots of anti-Semitism by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Crossroad book."
The wrath of Jonah : the crisis of religious nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the relationship between Christianity and Judaism and Palestinian nationalism. Pp. 21-29 relate to the development of supersessionism in Christian theology. Ch. 6 (pp. 165-189), "Contemporary Christian Responses to Judaism and to Zionism", discusses the beginning of changes in attitudes toward Judaism by the Vatican and the World Council of Churches, fervent Zionism among American fundamentalist Christians, and the moderate views of such Arab Christians as Na'em Ateek. Ch. 7 (pp. 190-219), "Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust: The Link to Zionism", portrays both Jewish (Emil Fackenheim, Irving Greenberg, Richard Rubenstein) and Christian (A. Roy Eckardt, Alice Eckardt, Franklin Littell, Paul Van Buren) Holocaust theologians as believing that the rejection of antisemitism (which the Christian theologians resolutely condemn) requires uncritical support for the State of Israel. The Ruethers do not accept the position that equates criticism of Israel's policy toward the Palestinians with antisemitism
Gaia & God : an ecofeminist theology of earth healing by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her most significant work to date, Rosemary Radford Ruether sifts through the legacy of the Christian and Western cultural heritage - the beliefs and stories that have influenced our relationships with each other and with the earth - to illuminate future models for earth healing. "Ecological healing is a theological and psychic-spiritual process," writes Ruether. Although she examines the Western patriarchal tradition from an ecofeminist perspective, Ruether insists that "classical traditions did not only sacralize patriarchal hierarchy over women, workers, and the earth. They also struggled with what they perceived to be injustice and sin and sought to create just and loving relations between people in their relation to the earth and to the divine. Some of this effort to name evil and struggle against it reinforced relations of domination and created victim-blaming spiritualities and ethics. But there are also glimpses in this heritage of transformative, biophilic relationships. These glimpses are a precious legacy that needs to be separated from the toxic waste of sacralized domination." Ruether sees the work of eco-justice and the work of spirituality as interrelated, the inner and outer aspects of one process of conversion and transformation. In juxtaposing the terms Gaia and God in the title of this book, she explores crucial issues surrounding the relationship between the living planet Earth, and our Western religious traditions. Gaia is the Greek earth goddess, and a term adopted by biologists such as James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in reference to their thesis that the entire planet is a living system behaving as a unified organism. Growing numbers of people have begun to see the Jewish and Christian male monotheistic God as a destructive concept that rationalizes alienation from and neglect of the earth, while Gaia, as an immanent divinity, is seen as the all-nurturing earth mother goddess. Ruether points out that merely replacing a transcendent male deity with a female one does not answer the "god-problem." What we need, in her view, is a vision of a much more abundant and creative source of life. "A healed relation to each other and to the earth calls for a new consciousness, a new symbolic culture and spirituality." writes Ruether. "We need to transform our inner psyches and the way we symbolize the interrelations of men and women, humans and earth, humans and the divine, the divine and the earth." Gaia and God is a major critical work by an internationally acclaimed writer and teacher. It is a sweeping ecofeminist theology that argues for healing relationships between men and women, classes and nations, and humans and the earth. -- Provided by publisher
In our own voices : four centuries of American women's religious writing( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restored for contemporary women and men are the lyric voices of women representing various locales, time periods, and religious viewpoints: indigenous women, early colonists, religious council leaders and reformers, slaves and free women, commune leaders, Christian lesbians, witches, and Islamic and Buddhist feminists. Controversial issues are examined, including the clash of Catholic nuns and lay women with the hierarchy of priests, bishops, and the Pope; black women's experience with slavery and more recently with the womanist liberation movement; and the rights of women to lead and hold official office within their own religious faith
Women-church : theology and practice of feminist liturgical communities by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by Rosemary Radford Ruether, examines sacraments and liturgies through the lens of the multi-denominational Women-Church movement
The radical kingdom : the Western experience of Messianic hope by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Korean and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing redemption in Christian feminism by Rosemary Radford Ruether( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity begins with what appears to be an inclusive promise of redemption in Christ without regard to gender. Paul proclaimed that 'In Christ there is no more male and female.' Yet Christianity soon developed a patriarchal social structure, excluding women from public ministry, with the argument that women were created subordinate in nature and were more culpable for sin. Here, distinguished feminist theologian, Rosemary Ruether, traces the tension between patriarchal and egalitarian patterns in Christian theology historically. She then examines key theological themes--Christology, the self, the cross and future hope--in the light of her critique
Christianity and ecology : seeking the well-being of earth and humans by Dieter T Hessel( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, the feminine face of the Church by Rosemary Radford Ruether( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Goddesses and the divine feminine : a Western religious history
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Encyclopedia of women and religion in North AmericaSexism and God-talk : toward a feminist theologyReligion and sexism : images of woman in the Jewish and Christian traditionsAmerica, Amerikkka : elect nation and imperial violenceChristianity and social systems : historical constructions and ethical challengesWomen of spirit : female leadership in the Jewish and Christian traditionsNew woman, new earth : sexist ideologies and human liberationWomanguides : readings toward a feminist theology
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Ruether, Rosemary Radford

רות'ר, רוזמרי רדפורד

루터, 로즈마리 래드포드 1936-

루터, 로즈매리 래드포드 1936-

류터, 로즈마리 래드퍼드 1936-

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リューサー, R. R

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Languages
English (464)

German (12)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (3)

Korean (3)

Chinese (2)