Welcome to Following Sophia's footprints
A place for feminist theological reflection
Our goal is to walk in Sophia-Wisdom's footsteps and her ancestry, her performance in the present and the future through the daily feeling-thinking of women.
Photographs: Federico Toca Larragain
Who is Sophia?
"Happy the one who listens to me, attending daily at my gates, keeping watch at my doorposts."
Welcome to the space for feminist theological-artistic reflection that aims to walk in Sophia-Wisdom's footsteps and her ancestry, her performance in the present and the future through the daily feeling-thinking of women.
It is a project cherished since long ago where the figure of Sophia-Wisdom has already been central in theology and in feminist art to deconstruct the patriarchal, racist, classist and sexist gaze of a male, white God with European features that it has annulled all representation of the imago Dei of women.
Through this walk in search of Sophia, we can discover the voice of countless women who, through science, the arts, ancestral rituals, and daily life, testify to the Presence in which they live, and they are habited.
The term Wisdom comes from the Hebrew root hokmá/chokmá, from the Greek root as Sophia, and from the Latin as sapience. It is a feminine term that refers to know, know, flavor, savor, taste, savor. Its importance is in its sense of community, relational, feeling-thinking decolonial knowledge from these definitions.
"Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine."
"I am black and beautiful, Daughters of Jerusalem—Like the tents of Qedar, like the curtains of Solomon."
"Don't notice that I'm dark: it's because the sun has burned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they put me to tend the vineyards, my own vineyard hadn't kept it!"
"Draw me after you! Let us run! The king has brought me to his bed chambers. Let us exult and rejoice in you; let us celebrate your love: it is beyond wine! Rightly do they love you!"
As for wisdom, where does she come from? Where is the place of understanding?
Through our own ears, we heard of her!