978-1-57075-494-4 Sor Juana Beauty and Justice in the Americas
Michelle A. Gonzalez
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Winner, Hispanic Theological Initiative Award
Book Description Explores the witness and legacy of the “first female theologian of the Americas.”
“This wonderful book goes beyond the mere recovery of a forgotten voice to demonstrate that Sor Juana’s thought both challenges and contributes to contemporary theology.” —Margaret R. Miles, Graduate Theological Union
“Demonstrates how an appreciation of the marginalized, silenced voices of the past is a prerequisite for truly prophetic speech in the present. Drawing on the extraordinary example of Sor Juana, Gonzalez argues that all theology should reveal the intrinsic unity of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth. In this book, Gonzalez practices what she preaches.”—Robert Goizueta, Boston College
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a seventeenth-century Mexican nun, is one of the most compelling figures of her age. A prolific writer, a learned scholar, and the first woman theologian of the Americas, she was also a defender of the dignity and rights of women in the midst of a fiercely patriarchal culture. In this study, Michelle Gonzalez examines Sor Juana’s contributions as a foremother of many currents of contemporary theology. In particular, in joining aesthetics with the quest for truth and justice, her work and witness suggest new avenues for Hispanic, feminist, and other liberation theologies.