Download Free Women and World Religions PDF by Lucinda J. Peach Full Book and published by Pearson College Division. This book was released on 2002 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book features a number of different articles and essays that focus on women as active agents of their spiritual lives—a topic that is often overlooked in most other world religion books. It explores how women from many parts of the world have thought about, acted, and have been treated as members of a religious tradition. Investigates how women of a variety of religious traditions (e.g., Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, etc.) practice their religion, how their beliefs differ from men, and how they have carved out their own place within their religious tradition. For anyone interested in how women are shaped by and how they shape the various world religions.
Download Free Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion: A-K PDF by Serinity Young Full Book and published by Holiday House. This book was released on 1999 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 2 volume set presents new and innovative research by current scholars as well as the work of female religious scholars of the past. The 600 entries include comparative study of issues such as mythology, ordination and afterlife; Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism; relationship of religion to study of art, literature, and science; historical perspectives on religions both new and prehistoric; biographies of religious leaders and scholars; methods and theories for study of women in religion.
Author : Pat Holden
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-10-03
ISBN : 1317590252
Pages : 245 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (59 Download)
Download Free Women's Religious Experience (RLE Women and Religion) PDF by Pat Holden Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-03 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 book and a number of themes emerge: in particular, the dominance of male symbolism within the great religions. The question of whether men and women apprehend religious systems and signs in the same way is also explored. In considering the contemporary scene, the book is able to look at the ways in which religion affects the lives of women in different societies and in different historical periods; this gives us a larger view of the ways in which our own perceptions of ‘femaleness’ have been constructed out of the religious world views of both the past and the present. First Published in 1983.
Download Free Women and Religion in England, 1500-1720 PDF by Patricia Crawford Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Patricia Crawford demonstrates how the consideration of gender is central to our understanding of religious history. Women and Religion has three broad themes: the role and experience of women in the religious upheaval in the period from the Reformation to the Restoration; the significance of religion to contemporary women, focusing on the range of practices and beliefs; and the gendered nature of religious beliefs, institutions and language in the early modern period.
Download Free Sex and God (RLE Women and Religion) PDF by Linda Hurcombe Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 in the very teeth of patriarchy by remaining within the traditional forms of faith. Others – impatient, suggests the editor, with the ‘great inseminator in the sky’ – have moved on to what might be described as a post-patriarchal spirituality. Contributions indicate the exciting spiritual journeys women are currently making and focus on the following areas: monogamy and promiscuity; sex, politics and spirituality; childbirth; sex and healing in dying; feminist sexual psychology; lesbian identity; and feminist ‘embodied’ theology. The recent and continuing debate about women priests in the Anglican church uneasily echoes the rumblings of change at a fundamental level in the relationship between women and religion. This book, with its reflections on both the politics of Christian feminism and the more widespread expression of women’s spirituality, makes an important contribution to that change. First published in 1987.
Author : Deborah F. Sawyer
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1996
ISBN : 9780415107488
Pages : 208 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (482 Download)
Download Free Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries PDF by Deborah F. Sawyer Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Too often the religious traditions of antiquity are studied in isolation, without any real consideration of how they interacted. What made someone with a free choice become an adherent of one faith rather than another? Why might a former pagan choose to become a 'God-fearer' and attend synagogue services? Why might a Jew become a Christian? How did the mysteries of Mithras differ from the worship of the Unconquered Sun, or the status of the Virgin Mary from that of Isis, and how many gods could an ancient worshipper have? These questions are hard to answer without a synoptic view of what the different religions offered."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author : June Melby Benowitz
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2017-08-18
ISBN : 1440839875
Pages : 799 pages
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Download Free Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] PDF by June Melby Benowitz Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-08-18 with total page 799 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two-volume set examines women's contributions to religious and moral development in America, covering individual women, their faith-related organizations, and women's roles and experiences in the broader social and cultural contexts of their times. • Introduces readers to hundreds of women who became leaders within various religious faiths and denominations, including many who founded religious sects and organizations • Provides an understanding of women's developing roles in American religious culture, which continue to the present day • Enables readers to gain an understanding of the broad range of religions, approaches to religion, and attitudes toward religion in the United States • Documents how life's experiences can shape one's spiritual life and future development • Includes a timeline of the issues facing women that marks changing societal attitudes and individual women's accomplishments across history
Download Free Religion and Women PDF by Arvind Sharma Full Book and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses the position of women in the Native American, African, Shinto, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Sikh, and Bahai faiths for the first time in a single volume, and evolves a conceptual framework within which their positions could be comprehensively considered. The contributing scholars provide an enlarged database for a more thorough discussion of the questions pertaining to women and religion in general, and simultaneously advance the theoretical frontiers in womens studies. Religion and Women belongs to a trilogy about women and world religions edited by Arvind Sharma the first and third volumes being respectively, Women in World Religions and Todays Woman in World Religions.
Download Free Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion PDF by Matthew Dillon Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern scholars have seen women's most important religious activity in classical Greece as their participation in fertility rituals. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study shows how women's role in religion was more important than that of men.
Download Free Ritualizing Women PDF by Lesley A. Northup Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Northup offers a captivating, in-depth examination of many of the issues regarding women's ritualizing -- such as the common patterns and images used, the construction of sacred space and time, the value of narrative, and the patterns of politics and social action. A fascinating, definitive study of post-modernism and universality in the context of women's worship.
Author : Haruko Nawata Ward
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date : 2009
ISBN : 9780754664789
Pages : 430 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (783 Download)
Download Free Women Religious Leaders in Japan's Christian Century, 1549-1650 PDF by Haruko Nawata Ward Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2009 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meticulously researched and drawing on original source materials written in eight different languages, this study fills a lacuna in the historiography of Christianity in Japan. Ward analyzes the experience of nuns, witches, catechists and sisters in sixteenth-century Japan, bringing to light how these women utilized resources from their traditional religions to new Christian adaptations and specific religio-social issues, creating unique hybrids of Catholicism and Buddhism, or rejecting the new religion.
Download Free The Religious History of American Women PDF by Catherine A. Brekus Full Book and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was hanged for heresy; Lizzie Robinson, a former slave and laundress who sold Bibles door to door; Sally Priesand, a Reform rabbi; Estela Ruiz, who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary--how do these women's stories change our understanding of American religious history and American women's history? In this provocative collection of twelve essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics--including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment--the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history. Contributors: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School Anthea D. Butler, University of Rochester Emily Clark, Tulane University Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame Amy Koehlinger, Florida State University Janet Moore Lindman, Rowan University Susanna Morrill, Lewis and Clark College Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Augustana College Pamela S. Nadell, American University Elizabeth Reis, University of Oregon Marilyn J. Westerkamp, University of California, Santa Cruz
Download Free Religion in the Lives of English Women, 1760-1930 PDF by Gail Malmgreen Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free An Anthology of Sacred Texts by and about Women PDF by Serinity Young Full Book and published by Crossroad Publishing Company. This book was released on 1993 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In 1895 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her "Revising Committee" produced The Woman's Bible, a commentary on passages in the Bible that "do not exalt or dignify women" and "those also in which women are prominent by exclusion." The women's movement has come a long way in the last hundred years, but so too have our knowledge and appreciation of religions other than Judaism and Christianity." "Serinity Young's Anthology of Sacred Texts by and about Women is the first comprehensive comparative sourcebook on women and religion. It makes available readings by and about women from the primary texts of the world's religions. The religions treated include not only the "big seven," Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, but the religions of northern Europe, the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome, shamanism and tribal religions, as well as more recent alternative religious movements. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the religion in question, providing a historical overview with particular regard to women. Then follow representative texts about women (each with its own introduction) from works that are central to their respective traditions. These texts include creation stories, biographies of founders (in which women often play a prominent role), law codes, folklore and fairy tales, the "texts" of tribal peoples, and works explicitly by women. Folklore and fairy tales have particular importance in this book because they generally reveal the beliefs of the "little tradition," which are often in the hands of women, while the "great tradition" is represented by the male-dominated forms of orthodoxy. The works by women here take many forms from theological treatises to mystical poems to poems mourning the loss of a child or husband to the matter-of-fact statements by tribal women, such as Nisa, expressing the uncertainties of any religious knowing." "Many of the texts included in this anthology are not only "representative texts about women" but formative texts of the various traditions, texts that have seeped into the language and consciousness of their culture and shaped its view of women. In her introduction the author sketches certain themes that are of central importance for the cross-cultural or comparative study of women in world religion: representations of women as evil, women as role models, wisdom as feminine, women religiosi, dualities, goddesses, sex changes and sex disguises, myths and stories of gender conflict. These themes can help guide the reader as she makes her way through virtual libraries of the world's sacred texts. Reading sacred texts in this way, from the perspective of women, can be a radical activity, an activity that, at its best, subverts male dominance of the text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author : Sarah Apetrei
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010-04-22
ISBN : 0521513960
Pages : 337 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (513 Download)
Download Free Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England PDF by Sarah Apetrei Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-04-22 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A pioneering study of the origins of feminist thought in late seventeenth-century England.
Download Free Gender, Genre and Religion PDF by Calgary Institute for the Humanities Full Book and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 1995-07-14 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 and, further, to “plot the path forward.” This collection of their essays covers most of the major religious traditions and offers exciting suggestions as to how religious traditions will change as women take on more central roles. Feminist theories have been used by all contributors as a springboard to show that the assumptions of unified monolithic religions and their respective canons is a fabrication created by a scholarship based on male privilege. Using gender and genre as analytical tools, the essays reflect a diversity of approaches and open up new ways of reading sacred texts. Superb essays by Pamela Dickey Young, Winnie Tomm, Morny Joy and Marsha Hewitt, among others, honour the first generation of feminist theologians and situate the current generation, showing how they have learned from and gone beyond their predecessors. The sensitive and original essays in Gender, Genre and Religion will be of interest to feminist scholars and to anyone teaching women and religion courses.
Download Free Women's Leadership in Marginal Religions PDF by Catherine Wessinger Full Book and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women's leadership in Spiritualism and Christian Science / Ann Braude -- The feminism of "Universal Brotherhood," women in the Theosophical Movement / Robert Ellwood and Catherine Wessinger -- Emma Curtis Hopkins, a feminist of the 1880's and mother of new thought / J. Gordon Melton -- Myrtle Fillmore and her daughters, an observation and analysis of the role of women in Unity / Dell deChant -- Woman guru, woman roshi, the legitimation of female religious leadership in Hindu and Buddhist groups in America / Catherine Wessinger. -- Part 3. Contemporary women as creators of religion: Ritual validations of clergywomen's authority in the African American Spiritual churches of New Orleans / David C. Estes --. - Twentieth-century women's religion as seen in the feminist spirit.