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Friday, November 17, 2006
Living on the Boundaries
Hi, All. I wrote a review on a terrific book, "Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism and the Theological Academy", which was posted on The Ooze today. I'd love for you to take a look.



posted by Amy at 4:14 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 11/17/2006 09:34:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    thanks for letting us know!

  • At 11/18/2006 06:54:00 AM, Blogger Sally

    What an interesting book- I find myself living in that strange land- so this review was very helpful to my- whilst my views on th inerrancy of Scripture have shifted and I probably would describe myself ad post-evangelical there is a certain tension there!

    Thanks for the review

  • At 11/18/2006 02:52:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    There is tension, isn't there.

    For me, reading the book was a bit of an "ah, ha" experience. Most of it was things I felt, but it helped me put it all together intellectually. I think I have a better understanding where a lot of people in my church are coming from as well as greater awareness of where I fit and where I am on the boundaries.

    I really recommend the book! Much better written than my review! :)

  • At 11/18/2006 08:09:00 PM, Anonymous Debbie

    Hi Amy,
    I enjoyed your review, and I felt like I was reading my own story in your introduction. Sometimes defending my sense of call wears me out though. I'm grateful to have a church that supports me, but my neighbors and my husband's family are not quite so supportive. Let's keep blazing that trail! Best wishes to you.

  • At 11/19/2006 11:18:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Thanks, Debbie. Best wishes to you, too...and strength for the journey.

    May I just say thanks to all of you on this site. It's good to feel safe, challenged and accepted!

  • At 11/23/2006 05:47:00 PM, Blogger Past the Wishing

    Amy ... great review. I had previously read the book and I agree that it expressed the dilemmas, through careful analysis and narrative, of being on the boundaries for women journeying through the fields of spiritual formation.

    The conclusions of the book affirmed the efficacy of the emergent conversation. I believe it is this conversation that is allowing for new, imaginative definitions of authentic faith, not beholding to tight propositions that often do not express the realities of real life journeys of faith and encounters with the Living Other. In so doing, it is creating sacred space for those on the boudaries and in the margins ... a Jesus Idea, I believe.

    Another good, similar text is:
    Saving Work: Feminist Practices of Theological Education by Rebecca S. Chopp


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