African, Christian, Feminist

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For the past two decades, Teresia Hinga has been a leading academic voice in the fields of African Christianity, women in African theology, and gender and ethics in the African context. Gathered here for the first time are Hinga’s own selections from her extensive body of work, both previously pub­lished and unpublished.

Revealing the breadth and depth of Hinga’s scholarly endeavors, this collection is a valuable resource for scholars and students, particularly those working at the intersection of multiple disciplines.

Teresia Mbari Hinga is associate professor in the re­ligious studies department at Santa Clara Uni­versity. Born in Kenya, she received her Ph.D. in religious studies (focusing on Gender in African Catholic Christianity) from Lancaster University in England in 1990. Her scholarly/research interests include women and religion, religion and contemporary moral issues, and religion and ethics in the public square. She is a founding member of The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and the Associa­tion of African Women Theologians.

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African, Christian, Feminist
The Enduring Search for What Matters
Teresia Mbari Hinga

African, Christian, Feminist Table of Contents (978-1-62698-249-9_toc.pdf, 460 Kb) [Download]

Hinga's focus on HIV/AIDS, land and water issues, violence against women, and many related themes make this compendium a valuable teaching and learning tool for a broad and appreciative audience.
Presents a powerful voice in the tapestry of African women's theologies.
The movement's realization that religion plays a huge role in liberating minds and mitigating the condition of women is what makes this book a breath of fresh air.
As Hinga strives to name, frame, and extend the discourse, I feel the steady pulse of the liberative quest in every African woman. This book is a major contribution to the quest.
The book is clearly written and would be a valuable resource at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.
Introduces the world to the nuances of African women's daily lives and asserts a religious response from the place of those impacted most.
African, Christian, Feminist captures Teresia Hinga’s intellectual curiosity regarding Christianity, history, theology, ethics, gender, culture, spirituality, and health.
A pioneer in African feminist theology and the study of gender and African religions offers the most comprehensive account of the issues and debates on Afro-feminism, power, and religion. Written with resilience, hope, and vision, this book will be influential and referred to for years to come.
A fascinating book: the fruit of a lifetime of committed living and teaching from Kenya to Silicon Valley, it offers endless food for thought. Its vision is global, its voice unique. Its wisdom will enrich and challenge the faith and practice of readers in a Western culture.
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