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New PDF release: Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Good (Moral Traditions

By Susanne M. DeCrane

ISBN-10: 0878403493

ISBN-13: 9780878403493

To brush aside the paintings of philosophers and theologians of the prior 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 another way compelling concept during the prism of feminist theology, hermeneutics, and ethics.

Focusing on one in every of Aquinas's nice highbrow contributions, the elemental idea of "the universal good"—in brief, the human will towards peace and justice—DeCrane demonstrates the forex of that thought via a latest social factor: women's well-being care within the usa and, in particular, black girls and breast melanoma. In her skillful re-engagement with Aquinas, DeCrane exhibits that convinced points of spiritual traditions heretofore understood as oppressive to ladies and minority teams can truly be parsed, "retrieved," and used to rectify social ills.

Aquinas, Feminism, and the typical stable is a daring and intellectually rigorous feminist retrieval of an enormous textual content by way of a Catholic student looking to stay within the culture, whereas not easy that the culture reside as much as its emphasis on human fairness and justice.

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