The suffering Christ and the Asian body

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"Sharon Bong identifies speaking from the vantage point of the poor as a hallmark of Two-Thirds world theology, yet asks how can we speak about the bodies of the poor and suffering without words becoming 'just words'? The problem is particularly fraught in relation to poor women. It is all too easy to reduce 'the poor woman' to a theological hope, a Christian 'superwoman' of suffering, and in so doing neglect the diversity, delight, hope, and healing present amongst even the poorest of the poor. The embodied Christ, Bong emphasizes, both suffers and is resurrected" - J. M. Soskice
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminism and Theology
EditorsJanet Martin Soskice, Diana Lipton
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781383033366
ISBN (Print)9780198782469
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameOxford readings in feminism


  • Feminist-postcolonial
  • feminist theology
  • Asian theology

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