Ecology, Feminism, and Theology

Mary Ann Hinsdale

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1991

Issue: The Environment (Vol. 11, No 2, Spring, 1991)

Both the ecology and the feminist movements represent social movements which, over the last thirty years, have been intent on addressing the environmental crisis. Though not specifically “religious,” both movements, especially as they have intersected in the “ecofeminist” movement, offer some challenging perspectives for reflecting on traditional Christian doctrines of creation and redemption. This article will summarize some of the major insights from contemporary ecological and feminist theory and suggest what might be helpful in them for articulating a theology which is both faithful to the Christian gospel and responsive to the critical needs of our world at the end of the twentieth century.

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