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Special Issue "Global Christianity as a Women's Movement"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444). This special issue belongs to the section "Religions and Theologies".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (3 January 2023) | Viewed by 2455
Special Issue Editors
Interests: the intersection of theology; history; religion; gender and race in Latin American Christianity
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue seeks to explore the role and contributions of women in the history and theology of global Christianity. In 2006, Dana Robert claimed that world Christianity was essentially a women’s movement. She lamented that even though women were the pillars of Christianity, they continued to be ignored by most missiologists and historians of mission under the new nomenclature of world Christianity. The same assertion appears in the scholarship on the anthropology of Christianity by Joel Robbins who wonders why gender has been one of the most neglected areas of study within the subfield. Despite Robert’s claim on women’s scholarship in global Christianity, there have not been many advances since her article “World Christianity as a Women's Movement.” The Special Issue seeks articles by historians, missiologists/theologians, religious scholars, anthropologists, and sociologists of Christianity that advance the scholarship of global Christianity as a women’s movement that address the question: what does putting women’s experiences at the center of the research agenda mean for global Christianity?
Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of global Christianity, we welcome topics related to the historical role of single female missionaries and their influence as gospel bearers to native women in the era of Woman’s Work for Woman and World Friendship (1860–1940) and questions related to native converts and their work as local evangelists, Bible women, or mission school teachers and the friendships, connections, networks, cross-cultural, and transnational aspects of their experiences. We welcome theological articles in conversation with gender analysis and the feminization of poverty, global women’s perspectives on interreligious dialogue, women’s ethics, ecofeminism and missiology/theology, and liberationist, postcolonial, and decolonial perspectives related to any aspect of culture(s), while embracing the critiques against essentializing cultures by new developments in the field. How do different cultural contexts and related constructs (conceptions of the self, embodiment, asymmetry of power, and power-distance) affect missiological/theological constructions from a women’s perspective in an age of global Christianity?
We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editors [email protected] or to the Religions editorial office ([email protected]). Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors for the purpose of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review.
Joel Robbins, “The Anthropology of Christianity: Unity, Diversity, New Directions,” Current Anthropology 55:10 (December 2014): 157-171.
Dana Robert, “World Christianity as a Women’s Movement,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 30 no 4 Oct 2006, p 180-188.
Eleonora Dorothea Hof, “Re-imagining World Christianity: Challenging Territorial Essentialism,” Journal of the European Society of Women in Theological Research 22 (2014): 173-186.
- Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2022
- Notification of abstract acceptance: August 25, 2022
- Full manuscript deadline: January 3, 2023
Dr. Angel D. Santiago-Vendrell
Dr. Misoon (Esther) Im
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- global christianity
- history of mission