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“In a real sense the projection of guilt upon women is patriarchy’s FALL, the primordial lie . . . The message that it unintentionally conveys . . . is that in patriarchy, with the aid of religion, women have been the primordial scapegoats.”    - Mary Daly ; Beyond God the Father


“These metaphors of spirit over nature, mind over body, as male over female, master over slave, also sanction the hierarchies of social domination. They are made to appear to be ‘natural’; not as social constructs but as the tiers of a necessary and divinely created order of things.”    - Rosemary Ruether ; To Chang the World: Christology and Cultural Criticism


“Women must see that there can be no liberation for them and no solution to the ecological crisis within society who fundamental model of relationships continues to be one of domination”    - Rosemary Ruether ; New Women New Earth: Sexist Ideologies and Human Liberation


“This leads to the clear judgment that sexism is sinful, that it is contrary to God’s intent, that it is a precise and pervasive breaking of the basic commandment ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ It affronts God by defacing the beloved creature created in the image of God. Faced with this sinfulness, church and society are called to repent, to turn around, to sin no more, to be converted.”    - Elizabeth A. Johnson ; She Who Is


“Women are equally created in the image and likeness of God, equally redeemed by Christ, equally sanctified by the Holy Spirit; women are equally involved in the on-going tragedy of sin and the mystery of grace, equally called to mission in this world, equally destined for life with God in glory.”    - Elizabeth A. Johnson ; She Who Is


“Liberation theologians including Christian feminists, charge that the experience out of which Christian theology has emerged is not universal experience but the experience of the dominant culture.”    - Jacquelyn Grant ; White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response


"They were often unable, however, to connect one struggle for reform with another; for example, white abolitionists largely ignored lynching and white feminists argued over suffrage for blacks. Those fighting for economic justice overlooked the devastating impact of “progress” on the environment. Nonetheless, these movements shaped the society in enduring ways. They testify to the legacy of struggle, still incomplete, to dwell rightly in paradise here and now. Their commitments live on in the marrow of those today who love this world and who resist all the death-dealing forces in it."    - Rita Nakashima Brock & Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parkera ; Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, p. 378


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