Women, Religion, and Social Change

Edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad & Ellison Banks Findly

Subjects: Women In Religion
Paperback : 9780887060694, 530 pages, September 1985
Hardcover : 9780887060687, 530 pages, September 1985

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Table of contents




Nancy Falk

I. Women and the Formation of Religious Tradition

The Separation of Women in Rabbinic Judaism

Judith Baskin

Women, Religion and Social Change in Early Islam

Jane I. Smith

Gargi at the King's Court: Women and Philosophic Innovation in Ancient India

Ellison Banks Findly

Nuns and Benefactresses: The Role of Women in the Development of Buddhism

Janice D. Willis

Striking a Balance: Women and Images of Women in Early Chinese Buddhism

Nancy Schuster

II. Social Transformation, the Role of Women and Traditional Religious Institutions

The Magdalen: Reflections on the Image of the Saint and Sinner in Christian Art

Jane Dillenberger

Women and Islamic Art

Walter B. Denny

Hindu Paradigms of Women: Images and Values

Sandra P. Robinson

Images and Roles of Women in Bengali Vaisnava padavali kirtan

Donna Marie Wulff

Sacred Paradoxes: Women and Religious Plurality in Nigeria

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

III. Women, Religion and Revolution in the Modern World

Islam, Women and Revolution in Twentieth-Century Arab Thought

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Woman's Place and the Place of Women in the Iranian Revolution

William R. Darrow

Religious Aspects of Women's Role in the Nicaraguan Revolution

Pauline Turner

Goddesses, Mothers, and Heroines: Hindu Women and the Feminine in the Early Nationalist Movement

Lou Ratté

The Soong Sisters and China's Revolutions, 1911-1936

Michael E. Lestz

IV. Women, Religion and the Transformation of Society in North America

Iroquois Religion and Women in Historical Perspective

Annemarie A. Shimony .

Spirits Defend the Rights of Women: Spiritualism and Changing Sex Roles in Nineteenth-Century America

Ann D. Braude

From Shackles to Liberation: Religion, the Grimké Sisters and Dissent

Frank G. Kirkpatrick

The American Catholic Bishops and Woman: From the Nineteenth Amendment to ERA

Antoinette Ladarola

Feminism and the Reevaluation of Women's Roles within American Jewish Life

Ellen M. Umansky




Women, Religion and Social Change focuses attention on the way in which women from a number of religious traditions have been able to bring about change and the manner in which religions have either facilitated or inhibited women's participation in the process of change.

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad is Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown University. Ellison Banks Findly is Professor of Religion and International Studies at Trinity College.