A while back, I asked you to suggest books that might be sent to Pope Francis as helpful resources for his call for a "new theology of women." You made LOTS of excellent suggestions. I've turned them into a SurveyMonkey survey, and here's your chance to vote for the final 10. Vote for your favorite 5-10, and one vote per person, please. It's a long list, so read through before you vote!
I've done some editing on the list. For example, I assume that the Pope has a copy of Genesis laying around somewhere. Similarly, John Paul II's Theology of the Body must be there at the Vatican somewhere. I've taken a couple items off the list that cost lots of money (like $100 or more). I took out some books that looked excellent but only indirectly contribute to a new theology of women because they're of a different discipline. I added some additional references for your consideration, too.
Things to think of while voting:
- remember the topic is a "new" (my quotes--people have been doing this work for decades, arguably for centuries...sigh...) theology of women. Some books are closer to this topic than others.
- recent is good--if there are several options for an author (which is the case in a few instances,) more recent work is probably most what the writer would like to have represent him/her, assuming it's also the closest match to the topic.
- Think across disciplines, maybe aim for some systematics, some scripture, some ethics, some history. In my additions to the list, I've aimed for a wide range of perspectives, too.
- Availability matters, and a reasonably-priced edition should exist--like $15-30 new, if possible. This is especially important for older books. If I can't get it, I can't send it.
Two people have offered to help with shipping costs, for which I'm very grateful.
I'll leave this survery up for a week or so, and will report back...
UPDATE: 90 responses so far! Keep 'em coming. I'll compile next week...