Planetary Solidarity

Planetary Solidarity

Global Women's Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice

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Editor(s): 
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Hilda P. Koster
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Fortress Press
    , September
     2017.
     392 pages.
     $79.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781506432625.
     For other formats: .
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Description

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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond Indiana. She publishes on climate justice, gender justice and constructive theology. Among her most recent publications are Embracing the Other (2015), Mother Daughter Speak (2017) and Intercultural Ministry (2017). She is the coeditor of a book series, Asian Christianity in the Diaspora.

Hilda P. Koster is associate professor of religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She publishes on climate change, gender, and ecological theology and is the coeditor of The Gift of Theology: The Contribution of Kathryn Tanner to Contemporary Theology (Fortress Press, 2015).

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