What do we mean when we say "we"? How do we account for who's not in the room? Dr. Brandy Daniels, scholar of women and gender studies, delves into these questions as we get the opportunity to learn more about her work.
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As the Christianity Seminar comes to the end of its project (the last seminar meeting is scheduled for Spring 2020), various loose ends are starting to form patterns in suggestive and interesting ways. This blog is not a review or summary of the fine papers presented to the Seminar but reflections on a couple of [...]
Dr. Saxena's journey to the world of theology began when she started wondering, "what happened to the image of mother god in the West?" In this interview, she discusses her current work around this question, what drew her to Westar, and interesting places she's found the divine feminine.
Dear Friends and colleagues, A year ago I was enjoying the scholarship, stimulation of thinking, friendship and hospitality of Westar at the annual meeting; we discussed the decolonial, we challenged established thinking, we raised new and difficult questions.
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