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Women in comparative religion

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  • Women's Religious Experience (RLE Women and Religion)by Pat Holden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Most of the early literature concerning women?s religious experience is about exceptional women; those who diverged from the traditional female role to become nuns, mystics or charismatic leaders. While women were permitted to be prophets and visionaries they rarely played an important part in church organisation. This paradox is explored in this... more...

  • Sex and God (RLE Women and Religion)by Linda Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    These stories, essays and poems by women examine the connections feminists are making between sex and God. The women write from very different perspectives, cutting across the spectrum of feminist writing about sexuality and spirituality within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Some writers, though critical, are determined to retain their radicality... more...

  • Feminism and Religion in the 21st Centuryby Gina Messina-Dysert; Rosemary Radford Ruether

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This anthology will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project bringing together the voices of foremothers with those of the twenty-first century... more...

  • 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...

  • Inside The Gender Jihadby Amina Wadud

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this engaging study, Dr Amina Wadud, an Afro-American Muslim herself, introduces the feminist movement in Islam and delves into its challenges, its textual foundations in the Qur'an and its achievements. Beginning with her own place in the effort for greater justice for women in Islam, Wadud goes on tackle a number of pertinent issues, including... 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...

  • Her Voice, Her Faithby Katherine Young; Arvind Sharma

    Westview Press 2004; US$ 25.99

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

  • Women and Indigenous Religionsby Sylvia Marcos; Cheryl Kirk-Duggan; Karen Jo Torjesen

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the critical and often undervalued contributions of women to the culture, well-being, and subsistence of their communities as active, powerful, and wise ritual specialists. more...