Women's Rights and Religious Practice: Claims in Conflict

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

byAlison L. Boden

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When conflicts arise between claims to human rights for women and claims for religious integrity and authority, which perspective should prevail? The author investigates the criteria for assessing such situations, including family religious ideology and the questions of relativism, privacy, and agency. The study concludes that theological resistance and certain political and social inhibitors sometimes, ironically, render the human rights concept inappropriate for achieving the rights of religious women.

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When conflicts arise between claims to human rights for women and claims for religious integrity and authority, which perspective should prevail? The author investigates the criteria for assessing such situations, including family religious ideology and the questions of relativism, privacy, and agency. The study concludes that theologi...

ALISON L. BODEN is a United Church of Christ Minister serving at the University of Chicago as Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Senior Lecturer in the Divinity School and the College, and Co-Chair of the Board of the Human Rights Program.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.85 × 5.6 × 0.81 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230551440

ISBN - 13:9780230551442

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Table of Contents

Introduction * A Conflict of Rights Claims * Hierarchies of Rights Claims * Theological Challenges to Religious Women's Rights * The Question of Relativism * The Question of Privacy * The Question of Agency * Religion, Rights, and Change * Bibliography * Index