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Weep Not for Your Children Essays on Religion and Violence by Lisa Isherwood, Rosemary Radford Ruether

Weep Not for Your Children Essays on Religion and Violence



Weep Not for Your Children Essays on Religion and Violence by Lisa Isherwood, Rosemary Radford Ruether

Violence remains endemic in today's society. Religious morality and social prejudice can lead to many acts of violence going unnoticed. 'Weep Not for Your Children' presents a selection of essays that examine the ways in which religion and violence interconnect. The presence of violence in the origins of cultural and religious norms is examined. The essays cover a wide range of examples of violence: from the Holocaust to domestic violence and from the violence created by economic systems to that created by the construction of gender itself. 'Weep Not for Your Children' challenges and provokes the reader to think beyond traditional associations of good and evil.


It is not often that one is moved to tears by a piece of writing. Less often still is one immediately certain that she will use the text repeatedly at both an undergraduate and graduate level.

- Religious Studies

About the Author

Lisa Isherwood is is Professor of Feminist Liberation Theologies and Director of Theology at the University of Winchester. She is an executive editor of the international journal, Feminist Theology, and co-founder of the Britain and Ireland School of Feminist Theology. She has authored or edited a number of books amongst which are, Liberating Christ (Pilgrim Press 1999), Introducing Feminist Christologies (Sheffield Academic Press 2001), The Good News of the Body: Feminism and Sexual Theology [ed] (Sheffield Academic Press 2000), The Sexual Theologian: Essays on Sex, God and Politics [co-ed Marcella Althaus-Reid] (Continuum 2005) and Queering Heterosexuality: The Power of Erotic Celibacy (Continuum 2005). Rosemary Radford Ruether is the Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. For 28 years she was the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology at the Garrett Theological Seminary and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is author or editor of 28 books and 12 book collections in the areas of feminist and liberation theologies.

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Publication date

1st January 2008


Lisa Isherwood, Rosemary Radford Ruether

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Equinox Publishing Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


224 pages


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