Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women
by Susan M. Shaw
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Incorporated
Edition: - 2014
“They didn’t teach me that in Sunday school!” All those years in Sunday school and no one ever explained why Eve took the blame for the fall when Adam was beside her . . . or why Phoebe was a “servant” when the same word elsewhere was translated as “deacon” . . . or why only Miriam got leprosy when she and Aaron both questioned Moses . . . or who made the food for the Last Supper and then cleaned up afterward. These are the questions of reflective faith, a faith that asks hard questions and refuses easy answers, a faith that engages with the world and seeks to change it. In Reflective Faith, Susan Shaw offers a set of tools to explore difficult issues of biblical interpretation, theology, church history, and ethics— especially as they relate to women. Reflective faith invites intellectual struggle and embraces the unknown; it is a way of discipleship, a way to love God with your mind, as well as your heart, your soul, and your strength.