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  • Women’s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain

    By Carme Font Paz

    This volume examines women’s prophetic writing as the literary and historical outcome of a discourse of social transformation that conflates religious consciousness, political democratization, and gender identity. Drawing on a substantial corpus that integrates insightful readings of both household…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Women and Leadership in Islamic Law

    A Critical Analysis of Classical Legal Texts

    By David Solomon Jalajel

    Islamic law has traditionally prohibited women from being prayer leaders and heads of state. A small number of Muslims today are beginning to challenge this stance, but they face considerable opposition from the broader Muslim community. ‘Women and Leadership in Islamic Law’ examines the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04 
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • A Map of the New Country

    Women and Christianity

    By Sara Maitland

    Most feminists have turned away from the Christian churches, regarding both Catholicism and the protestant denominations as bastions of sexism and patriarchal oppression. However, Christian feminists committed to improving the position of Christian women and to the spiritual renewal of their…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 

  • Muslim Women

    Edited by Freda Hussain

    The history of Islam and the changing role-performance of Muslim women, given the various interpretations of the belief system of Islam, are described. It is the contention of the authors that it is these various interpretations which have given rise to the conflict between the ideal and contextual…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 

  • Passport to Heaven

    Gender Roles in the Unification Church

    By Kathleen S. Lowney

    This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church’s gender role…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 

  • Sex and God

    Some Varieties of Women's Religious Experience

    Edited by Linda Hurcombe

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 

  • Women's Religious Experience

    Edited by Pat Holden

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 

  • Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence

    Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing

    By Gina Messina-Dysert

    Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence examines sexual violence against women, how religion and society contribute to a rape culture, and the extreme suffering endured by rape victims as a result. Using the testimony of women who have experienced both rape and the consequences of rape culture—from a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
    Religion and Violence

  • The Other Ramayana Women

    Regional Rejection and Response

    Edited by John Brockington, Mary Brockington

    This book is the first to present current scholarship on gender and in regional and sectarian versions of the Ramaya?a. Contributors explore in what ways the versions relate to other Ramaya?a texts as they deal with the female persona and the cultural values implicit in them. Using a wide variety…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil

    Atrocity & Theodicy

    By Jill Graper Hernandez

    Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil examines the concept of theodicy—the attempt to reconcile divine perfection with the existence of evil—through the lens of early modern female scholars. This timely volume knits together the perennial problem of defining evil with current scholarly…

    Paperback – 2016-05-18

  • Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Gender and Sexuality in Islam CC 4V

    Edited by Omnia El Shakry

    Exploring the multifaceted nature of gender and sexuality within Islamic societies in a trans-disciplinary and trans-regional fashion, this collection addresses the following questions: What are the principal methodologies for studying gender and sexuality in Islam? What is Islamic feminism? How do…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14
    Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

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