Femmevangelical : The Modern Girl's Guide to the Good News
Overview - Damaging social contradictions, pervasive patriarchal structure, oppressive gender biases - no wonder women are abandoning formal religions But our faith is still important to us, leaving many conflicted and frustrated in the quest to cultivate and practice our authentic female spirituality and authority. Read more...
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Damaging social contradictions, pervasive patriarchal structure, oppressive gender biases - no wonder women are abandoning formal religions But our faith is still important to us, leaving many conflicted and frustrated in the quest to cultivate and practice our authentic female spirituality and authority. Rev. Jennifer Crumpton, author of the popular blog Femmevangelical, takes us on a journey to find the good news in the gospel of Jesus that encourages us to seek a different reality of equality, freedom, and wholeness. These stories and meditations - mixed with theological exploration and a closer look at church history - are dedicated to those who have searched for themselves in the Greater Story and been forced to take on an ill-fitting and soul-killing role to be included. It is a companion for anyone who seeks a Christian devotional book not written to prove a religious ideology or uphold an institution, but to prove and uphold our unique experiences, potential, and worth. Femmevangelical supports the risks, hope, and faith it takes to follow our instincts, create change, and find the God we know exists beyond what we've been taught; and to commit our lives to creating the world in which we were truly made to live.
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Crumpton, an ordained Christian minister and blogger, offers a brave contribution to the emerging subgenre of post-evangelical manifestos. During her youth as a conservative Christian in the Bible belt, she strained against the narrowly circumscribed version of womanhood that was offered. In this passionate and energetic book, she shares her struggle against the constraints of traditional Christianity (memorably likening herself to "a 21st-century Jacob with a woman's hips") and tries to offer Christian women a more expansive way. Those already sympathetic to religious feminism will appreciate the aggregation of standard feminist sources Crumpton presents, but there's little here that's surprising or new. The skeptical may be turned off by her unbalanced argumentation, in which, among other things, Crumpton blames institutional Christianity for everything from rapacious capitalism to Adolf Hitler. In this version, whatever "good news" there may be in Christianity is not to be found in its history, but is left up to the reader to create. (Apr.)