Women's involvement with religion goes back to Eve, although there were some women with recognized theological authority (e.g. Mary Magdalen and Catherine of Siena in Christianity), recognized formal scholarship by women in the West had to wait until modern times. Feminist theology rose as a natural outgrowth of the women's movement of the 1960s beginning slowly, but eventually moving into areas like the womanist and mujerista movements here, and movements in many world religions as well. This guide is meant to help find information about this growing field and its complexities, new outgrowths and areas of exploration.
The Seven Masters of Quanzhen
Changchun Temple, Wuhan
"Mary was more important than the Apostles, bishops, and so women in the Church are also more important than bishops and priests. There is a great need for theology to better explore the role of women in the Church."