Scholar-Activist Rosemary Radford Ruether

Octboer 21, 2014

Rosemary Radford Ruether has been a pioneering Christian feminist and among the most widely read feminist theologians for more than four decades. Her interests range from gender issues to racism, poverty, colonialism, and ecology, and she takes varied approaches.

Writing in the National Catholic Reporter, Mary E. Hunt draws on their personal relationship to reflect on Ruether’s many contributions as a “scholar-activist.”

“In more than 47 books, hundreds of chapters and articles, countless lectures, and decades of teaching (currently, at Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology), Rosemary has employed her signature method: “What is the problem? How has injustice been created by inadequate or false ideology? How can we improve the system with better thinking and acting?” It is a deceptively simple approach, and it works.”

While she has always been a self-identified Catholic, “Rosemary sees herself as an ecumenical, interreligious Catholic seeking out and creating ‘good church’ wherever she can.”

Read the article here.

posted by Peg Conway

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