WIT, “Women in Theology,” is a shared blog by women trained in the academic disciplines of theology who write from a Christian ecumenical and often feminist perspective. Our group includes scholars and writers who have spiritual and academic ties to Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions, and we are committed to ecumenical collaboration. We hope that our diverse theological perspectives and many ways of naming our commitment to the social, political, economic, domestic, and ecclesiastical equality of women can emerge through this collaboration. On WIT, we will focus our academic training on a wide variety of topics, reflecting our shared commitment to the flourishing of women. We also support the work of Christian women who write fiction, particularly those who explore faith, spirituality, and/or gender in their work.
The history of Christian theology is one in which women have been spoken about (by men) much more than they have been allowed to speak for themselves. WIT exists to add the voices of women to a theological conversation that remains male-dominated. However, we do not claim to speak for all women, to address the situations of all women, or even agree with one another about what constitutes our flourishing or the “essence” of feminism. We do write as women from diverse backgrounds whose experience shapes, and limits, our theological perspectives and concerns. We welcome diversity and disagreement, both with readers and one another.
The original founders of WIT adopted this name in 2010 to maintain a connection with a group of women scholars who served as mentors and inspirations, and who themselves had a group called “WIT” several decades ago in graduate school. We hope to help ensure the presence of women in theological work.
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