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Fetishizing Tradition
Fetishizing Tradition (October 2015)
Desire and Reinvention in Buddhist and Christian Narratives
Alan Cole - Author

Describes how religious tradition is established as available within a text, free from ritual and observance, in Buddhism and Christianity.

This innovative work documents the literary gesture that “fetishizes tradition,” making long-standing religious traditions appear present and available through the reading experience. Taking as examples Paul’s Letter to the Romans, the Gospel of Mark...(Read More)
 
 
Women, Ritual, and Power
Women, Ritual, and Power (October 2014)
Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship
Elizabeth Ursic - Author

Reveals the triumphs and struggles of contemporary Christian congregations to express female imagery of God in worship.

Many Christians do not know the Bible contains female images of God because they have never heard nor seen them in church. In Women, Ritual, and Power, Elizabeth Ursic gives the reader insight into four Christian communities that worship God with female imagery, both as a worship focus ...(Read More)
 
 
Eminent Buddhist Women
Eminent Buddhist Women (September 2014)
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Editor

Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women across the centuries and across the Buddhist world.

Eminent Buddhist Women reveals the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women through the centuries. Despite the Buddha’s own egalitarian values, Buddhism as a religion has been dominated by men for more than two thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist women have remained hidden or i...(Read More)
 
 
Gendering Chinese Religion
Gendering Chinese Religion (September 2014)
Subject, Identity, and Body
Jinhua Jia - Editor
Xiaofei Kang - Editor
Ping Yao - Editor

A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.

Gendering Chinese Religion marks the emergence of a subfield on women, gender, and religion in China studies. Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, this volume departs from the conventional and often male-centered categorization of Chinese religions into Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and popular ...(Read More)
 
 
Oshun's Daughters
Oshun's Daughters (January 2014)
The Search for Womanhood in the Americas
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.

Oshun’s Daughters examines representations of African diasporic religions from novels and poems writt...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
Unruly Catholic Women Writers (November 2013)
Creative Responses to Catholicism
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Anthologies Category

A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.

This unique literary anthology is devoted to unruly Catholic women. In short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama, the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and also complicate contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
Conceiving Identities
Conceiving Identities (November 2013)
Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice
Kathryn M. Kueny - Author

FINALIST - 2014 American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, in the textual studies category

Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.


Conceiving Identities explores how medieval Muslim theologians appropriate a woman’s reproductive power to c...(Read More)
 
 
Suckling at My Mother's Breasts
Suckling at My Mother's Breasts (November 2012)
The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism
Ellen Davina Haskell - Author

A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.

One of Kabbalah’s most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. Suckling at My Mother’s Breasts traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic Sefer ha-...(Read More)
 
 
This-Worldly Nibbana
This-Worldly Nibbana (December 2011)
A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community
Hsiao-Lan Hu - Author

A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.

Offering a feminist analysis of foundational Buddhist texts, along with a Buddhist approach to social issues in a globalized world, Hsiao-Lan Hu revitalizes Buddhist social ethics for contemporary times. Hu’s feminist exegesis references the Nikāya-s from the “Discourse Basket” of the Pāli Canon. These texts, among th...(Read More)
 
 
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen (March 2011)
Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality
Eun-su Cho - Editor
Robert E. Buswell Jr. - Foreword by

Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present.

Uncovering hidden histories, this book focuses on Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present. Today, South Korea’s Buddhist nuns have a thriving monastic community under their own control, and they are well known as meditation teachers and social service providers. However, little i...(Read More)
 
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