The Religious Imagination of American Women by Mary Farrell BednarowskiThe Religious Imagination of American Women by Mary Farrell Bednarowski

The Religious Imagination of American Women

byMary Farrell Bednarowski

Paperback | October 22, 1999

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This book is a nuanced discussion of contemporary feminist thought in a variety of religious traditions. It draws from both academic and popular writings and offers a rich selection of books to pursue on one's own." -Re-Imagining

This remarkable book examines American women's religious thought in many diverse faith traditions.... This is a cogent, provocative-even moving-analysis." -Publishers Weekly

This study of the fruits of many different women's religious thought offers insights into the ways women may be shaping American religious ideas and world views at the end of the twentieth century. At its broadest, this book presents a multi-voiced response to the question: "When women across many traditions are heard speaking theologically, publicly and self-consciously as women, what do they have to say?"

Title:The Religious Imagination of American WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:October 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:025321338X

ISBN - 13:9780253213389


Table of Contents

1. American Women as Religious Thinkers:Dissenting Participants
2. Ambivalence as a New Religious Virtue: The Creativity of Women's Contradictory Experiences of Their Traditions
3. The Immanence of the Sacred: Women's Religious Thought Comes Down to Earth
4. The Revelatory Power of the Ordinary and the Ordinariness of the Sacred
5. "Relationship" and its Complexities:Inhabiting the Cosmic Web
6. Healing and Women's Theological Creativity: Strategies of Hope
Epilogue: *Apres le deluge* What's Next?

Editorial Reviews

Scholars will find that this exploration of women's public discourse about religious ideas helps to reveal the common threads that run through women's writing.May 2000