Limits of Liberation: Feminist Theology and the Ethics of Poverty and Reproduction (Paperback)
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Limits of Liberation: Feminist Theology and the Ethics of Poverty and Reproduction (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 01/08/2002
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Using a sexual ethical analysis of poor women's living conditions, this text traces the emergence of a demanding form of Latin-American feminist liberation theology. Traditional liberation theology's notion of praxis is exposed as limited due to its essentialist notion of "poor" and its neglect of issues pertaining to poor women's reproductive rights (as in L.Boff and E. Dussel). Classical feminist theologies are fraught with their own essentialist notions ("women's experience"). Liberation theology's claim to be "defending the life of the poor" and its theoretical core concept of "praxis", are seriously deficient if they are silent about poor women's suffering: widespread maternal mortality, high rates of botched, illegal abortions, and an overall lack of reproductive rights. The book nurtures a Latin American feminist liberation theology that addresses the suffering and death of these millions of women.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781841273099
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 237 x 156 x 16 mm


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"Elina Vuola not only analyzes with competence the presuppositions of liberation theology and feminist theology, but she also raises central critical issues about theological method (for example, the role and criteria to determine "experience," the conceptualization of 'praxis' and the sources of theological knowledge, among others). Perhaps what impresses me the most is her broad approach to the sources for examining/criticizing these theologies, and her coherent presentation of arguments. Her line of thought is highly ordered, coherent, and systematic." Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Catholicism, University of San Diego
"An up-to-date systematic critique of both Feminist and Latin American Liberation theologies. The author shows how essentialism and ignoring the experiences of poor women can put the brakes on liberation."
WATERwheel, Winter 2003

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