Religion: Religion, Gender and Sexuality

  • The Role of Religion in Gender-Based Violence, Immigration, and Human Rights book cover

    The Role of Religion in Gender-Based Violence, Immigration, and Human Rights

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Nyangweso, Jacob K. Olupona

    This book builds on work that examines the interactions between immigration and gender-based violence, to explore how both the justification and condemnation of violence in the name of religion further complicates our societal relationships. Violence has been described as a universal challenge that…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10 
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Virgin Mary across Cultures: Devotion among Costa Rican Catholic and Finnish Orthodox Women book cover

    The Virgin Mary across Cultures

    Devotion among Costa Rican Catholic and Finnish Orthodox Women, 1st Edition

    By Elina Vuola

    This book examines women’s relationship to the Virgin Mary in two different cultural and religious contexts and compares how these relationships have been analysed and explained on a theological and a sociological level. The figure of the Virgin Mary is a divisive one in our modern culture. To some…

    Hardback – 2019-07-08 
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  • Religious Devotion and the Poetics of Reform: Love and Liberation in Malayalam Poetry book cover

    Religious Devotion and the Poetics of Reform

    Love and Liberation in Malayalam Poetry, 1st Edition

    By George Pati

    The poetry emanating from the bhakti tradition of devotional love in India has been both a religious expression and a form of resistance to hierarchies of caste, gender, and colonialism. Some scholars have read this art form through the lens of resistance and reform, but others have responded that…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26
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  • The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape book cover

    The Paranormal and Popular Culture

    A Postmodern Religious Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Darryl Caterine, John W. Morehead

    Interest in preternatural and supernatural themes has revitalized the Gothic tale, renewed explorations of psychic powers and given rise to a host of social and religious movements based upon claims of the fantastical. And yet, in spite of this widespread enthusiasm, the academic world has been…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Arabs at Home and in the World: Human Rights, Gender Politics, and Identity book cover

    Arabs at Home and in the World

    Human Rights, Gender Politics, and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karla M. McKanders

    This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the United States, the Middle East, and North Africa, to discuss and critically analyze the intersection of gender and human rights laws as applied to individuals of Arab descent. It seeks to raise consciousness at the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
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    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm: Being and Becoming in the Women's Liberation Movement book cover

    Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm

    Being and Becoming in the Women's Liberation Movement, 1st Edition

    By Melissa Raphael

    Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm identifies religious and secular feminism’s common critical moment as that of idol-breaking. It reads the women’s liberation movement as founded upon a philosophically and emotionally risky attempt to liberate women’s consciousness from a three-fold cognitive…

    Hardback – 2019-01-16
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    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Women Choosing Silence: Relationality and Transformation in Spiritual Practice book cover

    Women Choosing Silence

    Relationality and Transformation in Spiritual Practice, 1st Edition

    By Alison Woolley

    Silence is long-established as a spiritual discipline amongst people of faith. However, its examination tends to focus on depictions within texts emerging from religious life and the development of its practices. Latterly, feminist theologians have also highlighted the silencing of women within…

    Hardback – 2019-01-16
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    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Interdisciplinary Feminist Perspectives on Crimes of Clerical Child Sexual Abuse book cover

    Interdisciplinary Feminist Perspectives on Crimes of Clerical Child Sexual Abuse

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Gleeson, Timothy Willem Jones

    In recent years the sexual abuse of children in religious institutions has gripped the Western world, as churches, governments and civil society attempt to come to terms with the magnitude of widespread historical abuses. Questions continue to be asked about why it is that perpetrators were able to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
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  • Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality book cover

    Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alexandra Cuffel, Ana Echevarria, Georgios T. Halkias

    The ambiguity concerning the interpretation of the ‘physical body’ in religious thought is not peculiar to any given religion, but is discernible in the scriptures, practices, and disciplines in most of the world’s major religious traditions. This book seeks to address the nuances of difference…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Christian Mysticism’s Queer Flame: Spirituality in the Lives of Contemporary Gay Men book cover

    Christian Mysticism’s Queer Flame

    Spirituality in the Lives of Contemporary Gay Men, 1st Edition

    By Michael Bernard Kelly

    Is the Christian mystical tradition a relic of another time, shaped by celibates for celibates, unable to engage meaningfully with people of our time who embrace their corporeality and sexuality as crucial aspects of their journey towards union with God? This book reflects in serious theological…

    Hardback – 2018-08-17
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Women Pioneers in Continental European Methodism, 1869-1939 book cover

    Women Pioneers in Continental European Methodism, 1869-1939

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul W. Chilcote, Ulrike Schuler

    Despite the fact that women are often mentioned as having played instrumental roles in the establishment of Methodism on the Continent of Europe, very little detail concerning the women has ever been provided to add texture to this historical tapestry. This book of essays redresses this by…

    Hardback – 2018-07-25
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    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • The Spirituality of Anorexia: A Goddess Feminist Thealogy book cover

    The Spirituality of Anorexia

    A Goddess Feminist Thealogy, 1st Edition

    By Emma White

    Widely popularized images of unobtainable and damaging feminine ideals can be a cause of profound disjunction between women and their bodies. A consequence of this dissonance is an embodied performance of these ideals with the potential development of disordered eating practices, such as anorexia…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02
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    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

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