Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Good (Moral Traditions by Susanne M. DeCrane PDF

By Susanne M. DeCrane

ISBN-10: 0878403493

ISBN-13: 9780878403493

To brush aside the paintings of philosophers and theologians of the earlier due to their constrained perceptions of the full of humankind is tantamount to tossing the tot out with the bathtub water. Such is the case whilst feminist students of faith and ethics confront Thomas Aquinas, whose perspectives of girls can in basic terms be defined as misogynistic. instead of dispense with him, Susanne DeCrane seeks to interact Aquinas and mirror his in a different way compelling inspiration during the prism of feminist theology, hermeneutics, and ethics.

Focusing on one among Aquinas's nice highbrow contributions, the elemental concept of "the universal good"—in brief, the human will towards peace and justice—DeCrane demonstrates the forex of that inspiration via a latest social factor: women's wellbeing and fitness care within the usa and, in particular, black girls and breast melanoma. In her skillful re-engagement with Aquinas, DeCrane indicates that yes facets of non secular traditions heretofore understood as oppressive to ladies and minority teams can really be parsed, "retrieved," and used to rectify social ills.

Aquinas, Feminism, and the typical solid is a daring and intellectually rigorous feminist retrieval of an enormous textual content through a Catholic student trying to stay within the culture, whereas hard that the culture dwell as much as its emphasis on human fairness and justice.

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