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Religion and women

Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994.
Series: McGill studies in the history of religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the position of women in the Native American, African, Shinto, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Sikh, and Baha'i faiths for the first time in a single volume, and evolves a conceptual framework within which their positions could be comprehensively considered. The contributing scholars provide an enlarged database for a more thorough discussion of the questions pertaining to women and religion in general, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arvind Sharma
ISBN: 0791416895 9780791416891 0791416909 9780791416907
OCLC Number: 27109180
Description: 291 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Katherine K. Young --
At the beginning was woman : women in Native American religious traditions / Kathleen M. Dugan --
Women in African religions / Rosalind I.J. Hackett --
Women in Shinto : images remembered / Michiko Yusa --
Women in Jainism / Nalini Balbir --
Outside the discipline, inside the experience : women in Zoroastrianism / Ketayun H. Gould --
Women in Sikhism / Rajkumari Shanker --
Women in the Baha'i faith / Susan S. Maneck.
Series Title: McGill studies in the history of religions.
Responsibility: edited by Arvind Sharma ; introduction by Katherine K. Young.

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This book discusses the position of women in the Native American, African, Shinto, Jaina, Zoroastrian, Sikh, and Baha'i faiths for the first time in a single volume, and evolves a conceptual framework within which their positions could be comprehensively considered. The contributing scholars provide an enlarged database for a more thorough discussion of the questions pertaining to women and religion in general, and simultaneously advance the theoretical frontiers in women's studies. Religion and Women belongs to a trilogy about women and world religions edited by Arvind Sharma the first and third volumes being respectively, Women in World Religions and Today's Woman in World Religions.

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