Short Book Review: Watson’s Feminist Theology


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Natalie K. Watson, Feminist Theology (Guides to Theology; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003). (Amazon.com)

If you are like me you may be unfamiliar with various marginalized theologies. It helps to have a guide who can introduce you to a new worldview with overwhelming you. Natalie K. Waton’s Feminist Theology does just that. It is short at 110 pages, even shorter when you factor that pages 63-110 consist of an annotated bibliography. Somehow, Watson manages to help the unaccustomed reader become acquainted with Feminist Theology in the short span of 62 pages.

The book is divided into two main sections, excluding the bibliography. The first section addressed how Feminist Theologians have viewed Scripture and Tradition. The second section surveys major themes in Feminist Theology.

In the Scripture and Tradition section Watson briefly discusses the nature of Feminist Theology and its core values. She is quick to clarify that there is…

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