Working as both theologians and documentarians, Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Yolanda Tarango offer a unique synthesis of liberation, feminist, and Hispanic theologies as they are personified in Latina communities within the Catholic Church. Extensive interviews give new expression to the theological voice of Hispanic women—and challenge readers to discover an active religious voice within themselves. Presented in a bilingual format, Hispanic Women is ideal for students and scholars of religious and women's studies.
1st Fortress Press ed
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The Authors provide a forum for the telling of individual hispanic women's stories about aspects of theological principles which cut across the various U.S. Latino populations.These women's stories provide transformational insights regarding: the feminine face of God:liberation vs equality in relationships;and leadership styles driven by the common good rather than individual gain.
Ada María Isasi-Díaz (born 1943) is professor of ethics and theology at Drew University, and founder and co-director of the Hispanic Institute of Theology. Yolanda Tarango is national coordinator of Las Hermanas.
They state in the Prologue to this 1988 book, "Our claim as Hispanic Women is not that we are unique but that we are distinct. Our claim is that some of the reasons for our oppression do not apply to Hispanic men and to other oppressed groups. 'Hispanic Women's Liberation Theology' means two things in this book... This book simply begins to identify the theological understandings, motivations, and actions of Hispanic Women. Second, Hispanic Women's Liberation Theology brings together feminist theology, cultural theology, and liberation theology." Later, they add, "We do not pretend to be, nor would we want to be, objective in our theological pursuit. We do not believe objectivity is a value; we question its feasibility... It is our hope that...
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