Book Description An intriguing look at ecofeminist theology in Latin America
As Latin American women take a new look at themselves as human beings and at the nature of the world around them and the Divine, they are forging a new theology, best described as “ecofeminist.” Judith Ress has worked and worshiped with them, listened to them, and recorded their stories.
Part I describes the general development of feminist theology in Latin America, highlighting the contributions of Elsa Tamez and Ivone Gebara. It also explores sources of ecofeminist theology in wisdom traditions, in new approaches to cosmology, and in other feminist movements.
Part II explores the major themes of ecofeminism. The final chapter addresses a range of challenges to the future of Latin American liberation theology and for doing ministry.
Mary Judith Ress, is a Maryknoll lay missioner and a founding member of the Conspirando Collective, a team of women working in ecofeminist theology and spirituality in Santiago, Chile, where she lives.