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Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere (October 2003)
Oyeronke Olajubu - Author
Jacob K. Olupona - Foreword by

An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion—both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion.

Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess
Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess (March 2003)
The Liturgy of the Durga Puja with Interpretations
Hillary Rodrigues - Author

A first-hand description of the Durga Puja, the Hinda celebration of the Great Goddess.

During a nine-day period every autumn, Hindus in India and throughout the world worship the Great Goddess, Durga--the formidable deity who is loved like a mother. One of the most dramatic and popular of these celebrations is the Durga Puja, a rite noted for its visual pageantry, ritual complexity, and communal participation. In this b...(Read More)
 
 
Methodology in Religious Studies
Methodology in Religious Studies (September 2002)
The Interface with Women's Studies
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Explores the impact of women's studies on methodology in religious studies.

Methodology in Religious Studies
assesses the impact of women's studies on the various methods employed in studying religion. Since its inception in the 1860s, the study of religion as an academic discipline has evolved over time, ranging from the classically historical to the boldly hermeneutical. The women's studies movement ...(Read More)
 
 
Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata
Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata (April 2001)
Julian F. Woods - Author

Considers the questions of free will in the great India epic, the Mahabharata.

Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata explores this epic's ongoing polemic regarding free will in the face of destiny. While the belief that human history is governed exclusively by external forces is evident in the Mahabharata, the epic also contains the commanding message of Kr's'n'a that the lives of individuals and societi...(Read More)
 
 
Identifying Selfhood
Identifying Selfhood (September 2000)
Imagination, Narrative, and Hermeneutics in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur
Henry Isaac Venema - Author

Traces the decentered formulation of self at the heart of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy from his earliest works to his most recent.

Identifying Selfhood provides the first sustained treatment of the development of Paul Ricoeur's decentered formulation of selfhood from his earliest works to his most recent. For Henry Venema, Ricoeur's affirmation that consciousness is always rooted in the signs, symbols, and texts that precede the he...(Read More)
 
 
Women Saints in World Religions
Women Saints in World Religions (September 2000)
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Presents stories and commentaries on women saints from the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions.

Women Saints in World Religions deepens our understanding of the concept of sainthood, brings to light original material, and presents the first comparative analysis of female sainthood. Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered "saintly...(Read More)
 
 
The Concept of Bodhicitta in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara
The Concept of Bodhicitta in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara (April 2000)
Francis Brassard - Author

This book explores an important concept within the Buddhist Mahayana tradition, bodhicitta. This term appears frequently in Sanskrit literature relating to the spiritual practices of the bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and has been variously translated as "thought of enlightenment" or "desire of enlightenment." Francis Brassard offers a contextual analysis of bodhicitta based on the presuppositions underlying the spiritual practice of...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom through Inner Renunciation
Freedom through Inner Renunciation (November 1999)
Sankara's Philosophy in a New Light
Roger Marcaurelle - Author

This first full-length study of renunication in Sankara's Advaita Vedanta shows that Sankara's position has been misinterpreted by both traditional and modern commentators and brings his actual position to light.

"This is an outstanding piece of scholarship. The author shows a deep understanding of Sankara's thought." -- John M. Koller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This book is the first full-le...(Read More)
 
 
Feminism and World Religions
Feminism and World Religions (December 1998)
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book
Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. Feminism and World Religions contains chapters on Hinduism by Vasudha Narayanan, Buddhism by Rita M. Gross, Confucianism by Terry Woo, Taoism by Karen McLaughlin and Eva Wong, Judaism by E...(Read More)
 
 
Kenosis and Feminist Theology
Kenosis and Feminist Theology (February 1998)
The Challenge of Gianni Vattimo
Marta Frascati-Lochhead - Author

Using a perspective derived from the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo, Frascati-Lochhead explores the response of feminist theology to postmodern theory.

This book addresses crucial issues that postmodern theory has raised for feminism and for feminist theology in particular. Postmodern critiques of metaphysics question whether feminism is ultimately foundationalist and essentialist, attributing an essential nature to "woman...(Read More)
 
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