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The rise and nature of Feminist Spirituality

Pieter G.R. de Villiers
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 55, No 4 | a1639 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v55i4.1639 | © 1999 Pieter G.R. de Villiers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 1999 | Published: 13 December 1999

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Pieter G.R. de Villiers, Rhodes University, South Africa

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Abstract

This article discusses the growth and nature of Feminist Spirituality as a phenomenon in its own right and in juxtaposition to Feminist Theology. After attempting a deinition of Feminist Spirituality, its links with doctrine are investigated and it is then placed within the framework of Contextual Theologies. As such, attention is drawn to seminal characteristics of Feminist Spirituality, namely its analytical approach, its rejection of a privatised spirituality and its emphasis on receiving as a form of spirituality.

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