They say religion is a personal and private affair. But when a woman believes in a tradition, she has a relationship to that faith beyond her sacred space. Religious traditions' historically poor treatment of women has lead many to question why they believe. How has their tradition either embraced and enlightened, or excluded and confined women throughout history? Her Voice, Her Faith presents the personal and historical perspectives of women who not only live their faith day to day, but who also know their religion's history with women in general.
Table of Contents
* Preface by Arvind Sharma * Introduction by Katherine K. Young * Hinduism, by Vasudha Narayanan * Buddhism, by Rita M. Gross * Confucianism, by Terry Woo * Taoism, by Eva Wong * Judaism, by Susannah Heschel * Christianity, by Mary Gerhart * Islam, by Riffat Hassan * Goddess Spirituality and Wicca, by Wendy Griffin * Chapter Notes and Bibliographies * Notes on the Contributors