By Kristin Kobes Du Mez
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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