"Riswold's talent as a teacher comes shining through as she confronts the suspicions Christians and feminists hold of one another, calling for appreciation of the complexity and diversity in both traditions. Rather than simply reviewing past interactions between Christianity and feminism, she boldly takes the conversation into the twenty-first century by engaging the pressing issues of race, ecology, sexuality, and interreligious understanding. A must-read for students, book groups, and scholars alike."
Deanna A. Thompson, Professor of Religion, Hamline University
"Even though the conversation between feminism and Christianity has developed for decades, no other book so clearly names and answers the leading questions they ask of each other ... Riswold's book is a delightful introductory resource for individuals, classes, and groups as it touches on and aptly answers all the main questions and fears I have heard expressed from students in women's studies and religion courses concerning feminism and Christianity. All in all, Feminism and Christianity exemplifies Riswold's gift for thorough, broad scholarship presented in a very clear, engaging, and accessible style."
Marit A.Trelstad, editor of Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today
"Caryn Riswold's book is a masterpiece in the rare art of distilling complex intellectual histories into lucid accessible narratives, and articulating complex ideas with clarity. This work reveals Riswold's sophisticated intellect and her agility in feminist thought, Christian theology, and the interplay between them. The reader will enter a strikingly honest, daring, fruitful, and spirited conversation between feminism and Christianity. Riswold highlights the rich diversity within each and illumines their shared commitment to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world."
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Seattle University