Saturday, September 15, 2012

Liberating Tradition

LaCelle-Peterson, Kristina. Liberating Tradition: Women's Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.
Call Number: 270.082 L116l

Publisher's Description:

In this work, Kristina LaCelle-Peterson seeks both to affirm the central place of Scripture in the Christian life and to highlight the liberating nature of the gospel for both men and women. To do this she first considers the biblical ideal for human beings and then offers a biblical foundation for each of the topics under discussion, from identity and body image to language for God. She also examines the cultural nature of gender roles and the ways in which these roles have become entangled with ecclesial expectations.
Liberating Tradition provides readers with a clear Christian perspective on the issues that women face in the twenty-first century. The book does not provide a Christian gloss on the field of gender studies as it exists, but rather provides Christian women with a gender-informed, scholarship-based, Christian platform from which to enter into dialogue with the scholars and scholarship that constitute that field.   Publisher's Page: