Feminist Christian realism : vulnerability, obligation, and power politics
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While Christianity and feminism may seem at odds with one another, both make normative claims about justice and addressing the needs of those on the margins of power. This paper explores what feminism contributes to Christian realism. The current revival of Niebuhrian Christian realism highlights how much it still has to offer as a theoretical underpinning for policy and governance. However, Christian realism remains wedded to masculinist abstractions and power structures, such as the balance of power, that are ultimately harmful to those on the margins. Thus, this paper uses feminism to argue for a greater acceptance of vulnerability and obligation in Christian realism.
Gentry , C E 2015 , ' Feminist Christian realism : vulnerability, obligation, and power politics ' International Feminist Journal of Politics , vol In press . DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2015.1059144
International Feminist Journal of Politics
Copyright 2015 Taylor and Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Feminist Journal of Politics on 10/07/2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14616742.2015.1059144
DescriptionDate of Acceptance: 11/09/2014
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