What is a theology of women?

by Dennis Coday

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Independent Catholic blogger Questions from a Ewe begins her entry by quoting Pope Francis:

A church without women would be like the apostolic college without Mary. The Madonna is more important than the apostles, and the church herself is feminine, the spouse of Christ and a mother. The role of women doesn't end just with being a mother and with housework ... we don't yet have a truly deep theology of women in the church.

Then begins to ruminate (Do sheep ruminate? I will have to check wikepedia.)

I read his statements and didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, roll my eyes in disbelief at the utter stupidity, or undertake primal scream therapy. I found myself imitating my dad by uttering, “What the hell is a theology of women?” Yes, just what exactly is a “theology of women” and why do we not hear talk of “theology of men” and why would these be different? ... Men writing women’s perspective about God is like asking a Hindu to write the Christian’s perspective about God. Though it will have some interesting insights, it is unlikely to be accurate or complete. Maybe this analogy would drive the point home better. Would you like only women to write the “theology of men?”

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