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Feminism and religion : how faiths view women and their rights

Author: Michele Antoinette Paludi; J Harold Ellens
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Praeger, [2016]
Series: Women's psychology (Westport, Conn.)
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This book enables a better understanding of how various religions view women--both traditionally and in the modern context--and how feminist thinking has changed the roles of women in some world religions. It explores how theology speaks to women's experiences in the family, in relationships, at work, in politics, and in education, while also addressing atheist viewpoints and experiences.
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Paludi, Michele
Feminism and Religion : How Faiths View Women and Their Rights
Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Antoinette Paludi; J Harold Ellens
ISBN: 9781440838897 1440838895
OCLC Number: 942588629
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 390 pages)
Contents: Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Epigraph; Contents; Series Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I Views from the Bible and Buddhism to the Quran and Taoism; Chapter 1 Is Faith in the Bible and Feminism Compatible?; Chapter 2 The Goddess-Worshipping Age: Feminist Egalitarianism in Prehistory and Early History; Chapter 3 Feminist Perspectives from the Hebrew Bible; Chapter 4 The Church, Woman, Leadership, and the Body; Chapter 5 Feminism Re-frames Who Wrote Hebrew Scriptures: 10th-Century Tamar, the "Master" Storyteller Chapter 6 Women in the Holy QuranChapter 7 Feminism in Hinduism: Female Deities and Their Influence on South Asian Culture; Chapter 8 Feminism in Buddhism; Chapter 9 Femineity in the Gospel of John; Chapter 10 Feminism in the Eastern Orthodox Church; Chapter 11 The Mystical Feminine in Baha'i Scriptures; Part II Religious Philosophy in Feminism and Feminist Action; Chapter 12 Martial Religion, Ravaging Warfare, and Rape: Polytheistic Greek and Monotheistic Israelite Views; Chapter 13 Judaism and Feminism; Chapter 14 A Room Prepared: Women and the Mystic Experience Chapter 15 The Feminine SpiritualChapter 16 Feminism and the Pro-Life/Pro-Choice Debate; Chapter 17 Historical Resonances of the Feminine in the Brazilian Christian Religions; Chapter 18 Faith and Feminism: Resolving the Gender Issue through Mythology and Archetype; Chapter 19 Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Theologies in Conversation; Chapter 20 Confucianism and Feminism; Chapter 21 Men Are Not Yang and Women Are Not Yin: Gender Construction in the Tao Te Ching and the I Ching; Chapter 22 American Muslim Women and Faith-Inspired Activism; Chapter 23 Special Women in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Feminism and the Future of ReligionAbout the Editors and Contributors; Index
Series Title: Women's psychology (Westport, Conn.)
Responsibility: Michele A. Paludi and J. Harold Ellens, editors.

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This book enables a better understanding of how various religions view women--both traditionally and in the modern context--and how feminist thinking has changed the roles of women in some world religions. It explores how theology speaks to women's experiences in the family, in relationships, at work, in politics, and in education, while also addressing atheist viewpoints and experiences.

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