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Title: The Church, Mary and womanhood : emerging Roman Catholic typologies
Author: Renehan, Caroline Anne
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1993
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This thesis is about the exploration of two distinct theological disciplines and the hope of finding conciliatory mediation between them. The Roman Catholic Church as hierarchical Institution is one side while Christian feminism within that context is on the other. Rosemary Radford Ruether has been chosen to state the Christian feminist case while certain selected documents and teachings of the Church have been chosen to portray Roman Catholic tradition and teaching. The theological mediation point between the two is to be found particularly in one aspect of Marian theology. However, it is not possible simply to claim that theological conciliation is to be found in Marian theology without first stressing that this discipline in itself is fraught with difficulties which have accumulated throughout the centuries. Therefore, it has been necessary to divide Marian theology into three different classifications. These have been built into the thesis and are known as theatypology, christatypology and ecclesiatypology respectively. An outline and explanation of the tradition that gave rise to the introduction of these typologies is explained and justified in the text. Specifically within the ecclesiatypical context it will be shown that certain theological aspects are found which are common to the normally opposing patriarchal and feminist disciplines.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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