Abstract This is a retrospective on Rosemary Radford Ruether's 1981 article, “The Feminist Critique in Religious Studies.” It highlights the significance of her work at the time as well as its continued relevance in the current climate.
If “interdisciplinary” connotes anything, it should be improved communication across disciplines that fosters mutual understanding. This, in turn, advances our understanding of the deeply complex ethical and moral issues facing our world today. Acknowledging the need for diversity and integrity in speaking to these issues, Soundings promotes dialogue, reflection, inquiry, discussion, and action. These activities are informed by scholarship and by the acknowledgment of the civil and social responsibilities of academe to engage the world beyond the ivory tower.
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