An Ecofeminist Perspective on Ash Wednesday and Lent
©2010 Monographs 302 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 297
An Ecofeminist Perspective on Ash Wednesday and Lent develops a conversation between classical historical Lenten practices and contemporary Christian ecofeminism. Building on David Tracy’s definition of a religious classic, it includes a historical examination of the development of Lent and the Ash Wednesday rites beginning from wellsprings in the early church traditions of penance, catechumenal preparation, and asceticism through medieval and reformation expressions of the rite to their twentieth-century Episcopal iteration in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. In the discussion of ecofeminism, women’s death experiences and current ecofeminist writings are used to develop an ecofeminist hermeneutic of mortality.
- ISBN (Hardcover)
- Religion Lent Liturgy Christian Initiation Penance Commination Ashes Penitence Catechumenate Church History Feminist Theology Ecofeminism Rites and Rituals American Missal English Missal Aschermittwoch Fastenzeit Humanökologie Feministische Theologie Religion, Rites and Rituals, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Book of Common Prayer Ash Wednesday
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010.VIII, 302 pp.