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Church in the round : feminist interpretation of the church

Author: Letty M Russell
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/J. Knox Press, ©1993.
Series: Women and religion. Theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Ideas of the Christian Church are changing, and Russell envisions its future as partnership and sharing for all members around a common table of hospitality. She draws on her pastorate in Harlem, her  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version (NetLibrary):
Russell, Letty M.
Church in the round
(OCoLC)45731940
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Letty M Russell
ISBN: 066425070X 9780664250706
OCLC Number: 27432428
Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Round Table Connection. 1. Round Table Talk. Connecting to the Margin. Faith, feminism, and the church. Table principle. Rereading from the margin. The Spiral Connection. Feminist methodology. Rereading from the context. Going around the spiral. Talking Back to Tradition. Feminist understanding of tradition. Community of faith and struggle. Feminist understanding of the church. 2. Leadership in the Round. Order and Organization. Order and change. Organization and ordination. Quest for feminist leadership. Overturning the Masters' Tables. Iconoclasm of patriarchy. Women in leadership. House churches and household codes. Round Table Leadership. Community of the Spirit. Authority in community. Clues to feminist leadership --
pt. 2. Kitchen Table Solidarity. 3. Communities of Faith and Struggle. A Time of Kairos. Signs of jubilee. Confessing churches. Confessional churches. God's Mission and the Church. Mission of God. Missionary structures. Liberation structures. Liberation Communities. Renewed Christian communities. Basic Christian communities. Feminist Christian communities. 4. Justice and the Church. Place of Salvation. Justice and salvation. No salvation outside the poor. Double sin of the church. Sign of Christ's Presence. Household of God. Signs of the church. Justice connection. Word Preached and Celebrated. Word purely preached. Sacraments rightly administered. Table fenced with justice --
pt. 3. Welcome Table Partnership. 5. Community of Hospitality. White Racism: A Church-Dividing Issue. Divided self and divided ministry. Forms of structural sin. Caught in the contradictions. Contradictions of Divine Election. Caught with his compassion down. Rereading the story of the chosen people. Bounded community. Hospitality and the Church. Need for identity. Diversity and hospitality. Hospitality on the margin. 6. Spirituality of Connection. Sister Choice. Choosing to be a woman. Choosing to be whole. Kitchen table spirituality. Sister Outsider. Finding the margin. Rejecting the contradictions. Welcome table spirituality. Sister Circle. Choosing a tradition. Opening the circle. Round table partnership.
Series Title: Women and religion. Theology.
Responsibility: Letty M. Russell.
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