Rosemary Radford Ruether

Rosemary Radford Ruether was a legendary Christian feminist. Her work in higher education, her voluminous writing, and especially her compassionate humanity changed countless lives and helped define the Christian feminist movement.

On May 21, 2022, her earthly work came to an end. Now it’s up to the rest of us to continue nurturing the growth of women’s equality and inclusion in Christianity.

It’s remarkable that most Christian feminists have a story about how something Rosemary did, said, or wrote influenced them. Few people have had a similar impact on an entire movement.

We know each of you will enjoy reading this tribute to Rosemary written by Dr. Mary E. Hunt for the National Catholic Reporter. We don’t think anyone could have better summed up all the different aspects of what Rosemary Radford Ruether gave to this world.

Read “Rosemary Radford Ruether was a groundbreaking feminist theologian and global sister” by Mary E. Hunt.


We previously featured another article written by Mary Hunt for NCR about Rosemary’s work in a 2014 Link of the Day post. Read that post here.


The Christian Feminism Today website addresses topics of interest to Christian feminists. It features articles, opinion pieces, reviews of books and recordings (audio and video), interviews with Christian women and men who live according to Christian feminist principles and promote gender equality, love, and social justice among all people. We welcome submissions for consideration. Writer's guidelines are here.


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