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Women in comparative religion

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  • Feminist Poetics of the Sacredby Frances Devlin-Glass

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 47.50

    This is an interdisciplinary and multicultural study of ancient and contemporary texts that encode women's spirituality. It encompasses both contemporary and historical contexts, tracing the roles, actions, writings, and beliefs of women in pre-Christian, Christian, Islamic, and neo-pagan contexts. more...

  • Women and Indigenous Religionsby LILLIAN ASHCRAFT-EASON; CHERYL A. KIRK-DUGGAN

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    From the Dalit midwives in India to the women of the Nahua region in the state of Morelos, Mexico, from the indigenous nations in Turtle Island in Canada to the shamans (male and female) of South Korea and Vietnam, there are still many vital indigenous cultures around the world in which women often hold positions of religious authority and leadership.||Women... more...

  • Her Voice, Her Faithby Katherine Young; Arvind Sharma

    Westview Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Key religious women speak frankly about their faith and it's history with women. more...

  • A Garland of Feminist Reflectionsby Rita M. Gross

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Rita M. Gross has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that discipline, she is recognized as preeminent in Buddhist feminist theology. The essays in A Garland of Feminist Reflections represent the major aspects of her work and provide... more...

  • Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religionby Pamela Sue Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 39.95

    Unearthing the ways in which the myths of Christian patriarchy have historically inhibited and prohibited women from thinking and writing their own ideas, this book covers fresh ground for revisioning the epistemic practices of philosophers. Anderson seeks both to draw out the salient threads in the gendering of philosophy of religion as it has been... more...

  • Motherhood as Metaphorby Jeannine Hill Fletcher

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Who is my neighbor? As our world has increasingly become a single place, this question posed in the gospel story is heard as an interreligious inquiry. Yet studies of encounter across religious lines have largely been framed as the meeting of male leaders. What difference does it make when women's voices and experiences are the primary data for... more...

  • Gender, Genre and Religionby Morny Joy; Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Many feminists today are challenging the outmoded aspects of both the conventions and the study of religion in radical ways. Canadian feminists are no exception. Gender, Genre and Religion is the outcome of a research network of leading women scholars organized to survey the contribution of Canadian women working in the field of religious studies... more...

  • Passages of Faithby Felicita Tramontana

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 53.72

    The book sets out to explain the diffusion of Catholicism and Islam in the 17th-century district of Jerusalem through a detailed analysis of the changes of faith undergone by the inhabitants of some villages in the area (Dayr Aban, ?uba, Bethlehem, Bayt Jala, Bayt Sha?ur and Ayn Karim).The way a new faith spread within and between the local Christian... more...

  • Religiöse Rollen römischer Frauen in "griechischen" Ritualenby Darja Sterbenc-Erker

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.39

    Weibliche religiöse Rollen im antiken Rom wurden in den 1990er Jahren ? trotz spezifisch weiblicher Opferkompetenzen in der öffentlichen Religion ? als den männlichen untergeordnet und marginal interpretiert. Allerdings eröffnete der hohe soziale Status ausgewählten Matronen der römischen Oberschicht den Zugang zu Opferungen an die Staatsgötter, die... more...

  • Philosophy, Feminism, and Faithby Ruth E. Groenhout; Marya Bower

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    "The stories are powerful, sometimes heart-rending, sometimes lyrical, but always deeply personal. And there is some very good philosophizing as part of the bargain." -- Merold Westphal How can the seemingly separate lives of philosopher, feminist, and follower of a religious tradition... more...