Pneumatological Feminist/Womanist Theologies: The Importance of Discernment

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The pneumatological point of departure in the spiritually-gifted community of faith holds promise for a feminist/womanist theology that respects the changing diversity of voices in the body of Christ. This point of departure will reach for discernment, which will lead us to the second article of the Creed. In the process of exploring this discernment, my response addresses related issues, such as gender, the appeal to experience, and the Trinity.

Pneumatological Feminist/Womanist Theologies: The Importance of Discernment

in Pneuma




Miroslav VolfExclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity Otherness and Reconciliation (Nashville: Abingdon1996) esp. 167-90.


Hans KüngThe Church (New York: Sheed and Ward1967) 363.


See Miroslav VolfAfter Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans1997).


See Amos YongSpirit-Word-Community: Theological Hermeneutics in Trinitarian Perspective (Burlington, VT: Ashgate2002) 301.


Emil BrunnerDas Gebot und die Ordnungen (Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr/Paul Siebeck1933) 358. See Paul K. Jewett’s excellent development of this point: Jewett Man as Male and Female: A Study in the Sexual Relationships from a Theological Point of View (Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans 1990).


Michael WelkerGod the Spirit (Minneapolis: Fortress Press1994) chap. 5.


Hans W. FreiTypes of Christian Theology (New Haven: Yale University Press1992) 71.


Kevin VanhoozerThe Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical Linguistic Approach to Christian Doctrine (Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press2005).


Elizabeth JohnsonShe Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminine Theological Discourse (New York: Crossroad2002) 3-60.


I agree here with Miroslav VolfExclusion and Embrace169.


WelkerGod the Spirit207-9.


Amos YongThe Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic2006) 214-16.


See Frank D. MacchiaBaptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan2006).


See Frank D. MacchiaJustified in the Spirit: Creation Redemption and the Triune God (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans2010) 131-85.


Again in reference to Miroslav VolfExclusion and Embrace167-90.

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