Women and Religious Traditions

Paperback | September 23, 2014

EditorLeona M. Anderson, Pamela Dickey Young

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Using a critical feminist lens, this text explores the roles and interactions of women within major world faiths. For each tradition, the text examines the history and status of women, family structures, sexuality, and social change, as well as texts, rituals, and interpretations by and forwomen.

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Using a critical feminist lens, this text explores the roles and interactions of women within major world faiths. For each tradition, the text examines the history and status of women, family structures, sexuality, and social change, as well as texts, rituals, and interpretations by and forwomen.

Leona M. Anderson is professor emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Regina. Her research interests include Sanskrit literature, classical and popular Hinduism, Hindu ritual, and iconography. Her publications include the Vasantotsava: Indian Spring Festival, Text and Contexts (New Delhi: DK Printworld, 1...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPrefaceLeona M. Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young: Introduction1. Leona M. Anderson: Women in Hindu Traditions2. Jacoba Kuikman: Women in Judaism3. Eva K. Neumaier: Women in the Buddhist Traditions4. Lee D. Rainey: Women in the Chinese Traditions5. Dawn Martin-Hill: Women in Indigenous Traditions6. Pamela Dickey Young: Women in Christianity7. L. Clarke: Women in Islam8. Doris R. Jokobsh: Women in Sikhism9. Leona M. Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young: Women in New Age TraditionsCase StudiesMichelle L. Folk: Both Guru and Goddess: Mata Amritanandamayi of KeralaCarmen Webb: Sakyadhita: Daughters of the Buddha UniteMonique Dumais: L'autre Parole: A Christian and Feminist Collective in QuebecL. Clarke: Two Muslim Women in North AmericaStephanie Balkwill: Interpreting Religion in the Female Idiom: Women's Writing, Women's Religiosity, and Popular Religion in China NEWIndex

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"Extremely readable. . . . An excellent introduction to the topic. . . . The chapters do a very good job introducing students to the religious tradition in question, and the structure of each chapter, despite the different authors, helps the student of comparative religion to analyze theinformation." --Ariana Patey, Memorial University of Newfoundland