Theological reflection by women is enriching the encounter of churches across cultural, national and confessional lines by offering a wealth of new perspectives and insights -- sometimes controversial, always challenging.
Those undertaking this theological reflection share a commitment to read scripture and Christian tradition in the light of women's experience.
Not surprisingly, the theology they are doing is as diverse as the contexts and traditions around the world in which women today live and struggle for survival, justice and wholeness.
Such common perspectives and diverse experiences are mirrored in this collection of new essays by some of the most creative women theologians from different countries, cultures and Christian confessions.
They offer their assessments of the situation of women and the state of women's theology in their own part of the world, as well as feminist perspectives on such central theological issues as ecclesiology, hermeneutics and homiletics.