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1st Edition

Women's Studies in Religion

ISBN 9780131108318
Published February 13, 2006 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.