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By Kristin Kobes Du Mez

A New Gospel for Women tells the tale of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946), writer of God's note to Women, some of the most leading edge and finished feminist theologies ever written. An internationally-known social reformer and women's rights activist, Bushnell rose to prominence via her hugely publicized campaigns opposed to prostitution and the trafficking of ladies in the USA, in colonial India, and all through East Asia. In every one of those situations, the intrepid reformer struggled to return to phrases with the truth that it was once Christian males who have been responsible of committing acts of appalling cruelty opposed to girls. finally, Bushnell concluded that Christianity itself - or particularly, the patriarchal distortion of actual Christianity - has to be to blame.

A paintings of background, biography, and ancient theology, Kristin Kobes DuMez's e-book offers a shiny account of Bushnell's lifestyles. It maps a concise creation to her attention-grabbing theology, revealing, for instance, Bushnell's trust that gender bias tainted either the King James and the Revised models of the English Bible. As Du Mez demonstrates, Bushnell insisted that God created girls to be robust and self reliant, that Adam, no longer Eve, bore accountability for the autumn, and that it used to be via Christ, "the nice emancipator of women," that girls could in attaining religious and social redemption.

A New Gospel for Women restores Bushnell to her rightful position in heritage. It illuminates the dynamic and sometimes thorny courting among religion and feminism in sleek the US by means of mapping Bushnell's tale and her next disappearance from the historic checklist. such a lot pointedly, the publication finds the demanding situations confronting Christian feminists this day who desire to build a sexual ethic that's either Christian and feminist, one rooted now not within the Victorian period, yet fairly one fitted to the fashionable world.

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