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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)
The Call of God
The Call of God (July 2003)
Women Doing Theology in Peru
Tom Powers, SJ - Author

Explores the religious thought and lives of the poor women of Peru, who were central to the birth of liberation theology.

Based on conversations with women in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Lima, Peru, The Call of God explores how their faith provides them with an understanding amidst extreme poverty, violence, and displacement. Peru was the birthplace of liberation theology and the poor women of that coun...(Read More)
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives (November 2002)
An Introduction to Women's Brata Rituals in Bengali Folk Religion
June McDaniel - Author

An exploration of Hindu women’s folk religion focusing on goddess worship and women’s rituals.

Exploring the folk religion of India and the role of girls and women within it, author June McDaniel focuses on the brata (vrata) ritual in which moral lessons are taught and goddesses are revealed. Bratas are performed to gain such goals as a healthy family, a good husband, and a happy life. They are also...(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)
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions (November 2001)
Volume VI
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

This interdisciplinary consideration of women in world religions features new scholarship across traditions and approaches.

The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
is polymethodic, interdisciplinary, and multitraditional in its approach to the study of women and religion. It not only allows the comparative dimension to appear in bolder relief, but also helps to establish a dialogue between the two solitudes of h...(Read More)
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls (May 2001)
Joanne Maguire Robinson - Author

An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

This first book-length study of Marguerite Porete's important mystical text, The Mirror of Simple Souls, examines Porete's esoteric and optimistic doctrine of annihilation--the complete transformative union of the soul into God--in its philosophical and historical contexts. Porete was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 13...(Read More)
What Men Owe to Women
What Men Owe to Women (January 2001)
Men's Voices from World Religions
John C. Raines - Editor
Daniel C. Maguire - Editor

Men from a wide range of traditions discuss gender justice in world religions.

What Men Owe to Women brings together a distinguished group of male scholars to address gender justice in world religions. It includes contributions representing a wide range of traditions: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Taoism, Buddhism, and African and Native American religions. This book acknowledges the ...(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)
Women Breaking Boundaries
Women Breaking Boundaries (October 1999)
A Grail Journey, 1940-1995
Janet Kalven - Author

Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, Women Breaking Boundaries chronicles the evolution in the United States of the Grail--an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life. Janet Kalven, who has been part of the movement since its inception in the early 1940s, traces its development through 1995.

"What is important about this book is that it documents an extraordin...(Read More)
Coming into Communion
Coming into Communion (September 1999)
Pastoral Dialogues in Colonial New England
Laura Henigman - Author

Explores the lives and religious imaginations of colonial women and the contributions they made to colonial religious discourse.

By exploring the interrelationship between elite and popular religious culture in colonial New England, Coming Into Communion shows that laywomen made active significant contributions, through the process of dialogue, to religious language and theology in the early eighteenth century. Ca...(Read More)
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