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Rosemary Radford Ruether

  • The critical principle of feminist theology is the promotion of the full humanity of women. Whatever denies, diminishes, or distorts the full humanity of women is, therefore, appraised as not redemptive.

  • The liberating encounter with God/ess is always an encounter with our authentic selves resurrected from underneath the alienated self. It is not experienced against, but in and through relationships, healing our broken relations with our bodies, with other people, with nature.

  • The Big Lie makes those who toil appear to be idle, while those who speak into dictaphones appear to be the hard workers.

  • In every generation women have to be taught their place one more time. The subordination of women is never accomplished for once and for all.

    • Rosemary Radford Ruether,
    • 1986, in Louise Bernikow, The American Women's Almanac ()

Rosemary Radford Ruether, U.S. theologian, writer

(1936)