Edited by Ursula King
(1994, Orbis Books)

Most of us have read some works on “feminist spirituality” in recent years. These works have no doubt been enriching and have stretched us in our thinking and in our spirituality. But how many of us have moved beyond the United States or even the western world and opened ourselves up to the theology and spirituality of women from those parts of the world we used to call “Third World”? Perhaps these women have something to teach us and could help us deepen our own relationship with the divine.

One such work is this book. This Reader will acquaint you with the writings of Mercy Amba Oduyoye (Ghana), Ivona Gebara (Brazil), Kwok Pui-lan (Hong Kong), and Marianne Katoppo (Indonesia). In addition you will be stretched by encountering the theology of Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz (Hispanic Mujerista Theology), Delores Williams (Black Womanist Theology) and Chung Hyun Kyung (Asian Women’s Theology). If you have never been stretched by women such as these, you’re in for a treat!

Anneliese Sinnott

 

Anneliese Sinnott, OP