This article focused on feminist theory, feminist theology, the origins of the patriarchal
marriage, and hermeneutics of suspicion. It aimed to provide language for articulating past
and present experiences of women from a theological and hermeneutical perspective. The
article discussed women’s spirituality and the failure of the patriarchal marriage to nurture
self-perception (how I see myself), life orientation (where I am in the world) and identity (who
am I in the world), with regard to women’s spirituality. The article also gave details about the
variety of feminisms that exist in theology both in the past and in the present.