Hanna Stenström, Elina Vuola, Sabine Bieberstein, Ursula Rapp
1 Section for Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Culture and Society - Systematic Theology, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Culture and Society - Systematic Theology, subject, School of Culture and Society, Arts, Aarhus University
Daphne Hampson's Post-Christian Theology
This article is a critical analysis of the British theologian Daphne Hampson's Post-Christian theology. It is Hampson's thesis that Christianity and feminism are a priori incompatible wherefore no feminist can be truly Christian. It is demonstrated that Hampson's views of Christianity and feminism are inherently essentialistic, as both views are also, paradoxically, results of her own constructions of what true Christianity and true feminism is alternately. The article concludes that Hampson on this ground delivers a stark criticism of ane constructivist view of Christianity and feminism, but that she, on the other hand, never delivers any clear and essential (and constructive!) theology of her own. Hampson ends up as a conservative theologian, corroborated by the fact that she in her critiqe of any feminist Christian theology finds support in conservative male theologians.
Scandinavian Critique of Anglo-american Feminist Theology: Journal of the European Society of Women in Theological Research, 2007, p. 71-87