"Voices of Feminist Liberation: The History and Future of Women and Religion"

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Venue:FIU Barnes & Nobles Bookstore

This lecture by one of the world's leading feminist theologians will discuss the past, present and future of scholarship and activism in the realm of women, gender, and religion. Rosemary Radford Ruether is the Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology at Pacific School of Religion and the GTU, as well as the Georgia Harkness Emerita Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and activist, and is well known as a groundbreaking figure in Christian feminist theology.

Ruether has published numerous books, including Sexism and God-Talk, In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women’s Religious Writing (ed. with Rosemary Skinner Keller), and Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing. Her most recent books include Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History (May 2005), Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions (Nature's Meaning) (January 2005), and Visionary Women: Three Medieval Mystics (2009).

This event is cosponsored by FIU's Department of Religious Studies, the Program in the Study of Spirituality, Theta Alpha Kappa, The Women's Studies Center, the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, and the FIU Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The event will be free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and Dr. Reuther's books will be available for purchase.

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