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Title: The Emergence of Feminist Theology from Christian Feminism in Britain
Author(s): DAGGERS, Jenny
Journal: Journal of the European Society of Women in Theological Research
Volume: 7 Date: 1999
My principal concern is with the nature and further development of feminist theology, both during the already elapsed time of the 1990s and during the coming millenium. The legacy of the CWIRES project in the remaining CWIRES archive captures a particular historical moment, when Christian feminism developed as a (largely unacknowledged) component of the “second-wave” women’s movement. The feminist theology emergent from that movement uses then contemporary “second-wave” feminist theory as a critical tool in the forging of new Christian theology and practice. This feminist theology was expressive of a reformist activism directed towards the churches.
As that historical moment passes, my view is that feminist theology is best conceived of as a form of feminist theory, which needs to employ the new tools of now contemporary feminist theory in its engagement with postmodernism. Such a feminist theology will move forward under the changed conditions of the new millenium.