Women's Studies in Religion: A Multicultural Reader uses essays written by today's most respected feminist voices to examine the impact of contemporary feminism on the practice and study of religion. Many in the field have expressed the need for a reader that is both accessible to undergraduates who have little background in the study of religion and that shows the transforming impact of feminism on the religious lives of American womean. This book meets that need.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Suggested Readings and Web Sites Part I Starting from Experience Introduction Hyun Kyung Chung, Following Naked Dancing and Long Dreaming Leila Ahmed, A Border Passage: From Cairo to America-A Woman's Journey Jacquelyn Grant, White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus Ines Hernandez-Avila, Meditations of the Spirit: Native American Religious Traditions and the Ethics of Representation Kwok Pui-lan, Mothers and Daughters, Writers and Fighters Fran Leeper Buss, Forged under the Sun/Forjada bajo el sol: The Life of Maria Elena Lucas Ryiah Lilith, Challah for the Queen of Heaven Questions for Discussion Suggested Readings and Web Sites Part II Confronting Tradition Introduction Carol P Christ, Expressing Anger at God Mary Daly, The Church and the Second Sex Margaret Miles, Violence against Women in the Historical Christian West and in North American Secular Culture: The Visual and Textual Evidence Frances E Wood, "Take My Yoke upon You": The Role of the Church in the Oppression of African-American Women Darice Jones, Falling off the Tightrope onto a Bed of Feathers Riffat Hassan, The Issue of Woman-Man Equality in the Islamic Tradition Riffat Hassan, "Jihad Fi Sabil Allah": A Muslim Woman's Faith Journey from Struggle to Struggle to Struggle Carol P Christ, Why Women Need the Goddess Judith Plaskow, The Coming of Lilith Jennifer Bleyer, From Riot Grrl to Yeshiva Girl, or How I Became My Own Damn Rabbi Pat Mora, Coatlicue's Rules: Advice from an Aztec Goddess Questions for Discussion Suggested Readings and Web Sites Part III Embodying Our Hope Introduction Nelle Morton, The Goddess as Metaphoric Image Sandra Cisneros, Guadalupe the Sex Goddess Gary David Comstock, Rev Irene Monroe Judith Plaskow, Toward a New Theology of Sexuality Ellen Cronan Rose, The Good Mother: From Gaia to Gilead Rosemary Radford Ruether, Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing Questions for Discussion Suggested Readings and Web Sites
Kate Bagley is a M.S.W., Ph.D. and J.D. who is the chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Westfield State College, Massachusetts and Kathleen Mcintosh is a Professor of Womens Studies also at Westfield State College.