Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.
Edited collection engaging Luce Irigaray's work and pushing it in important new directions.
Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.
Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.
Adds new voices to the feminist conversation and brings a rich variety of diverse approaches to Buddhist women’s identities, “the feminine,” and Buddhist feminism.
Challenges the monolithic view of Hinduism in the nineteenth century, and instead offers a vision of India that contains a rich multiplicity of Hinduisms, women’s stories, and cultural histories.
Addresses the absence of Jewish subjects in intersectionality studies and demonstrates how to do intersectionality work inclusive of Jewish perspectives.
Creates a new space for hybrid feminist analysis of Asian Muslim women’s lives.
Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.
Reveals the triumphs and struggles of contemporary Christian congregations to express female imagery of God in worship.
A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.
Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.
Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.
Looks at Buddhist women's activism for social change from the time of Buddha to the present day.
Provides both a first-hand look at and an insightful analysis of a little-known world—that of female ascetics in India.
Argues that Islamic law does not accord a lesser status to women and elaborates Muslim women's rights in a variety of areas.
This interdisciplinary consideration of women in world religions features new scholarship across traditions and approaches.
Men from a wide range of traditions discuss gender justice in world religions.
Presents stories and commentaries on women saints from the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions.
Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, chronicles the evolution in the U. S. of the Grail—an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life.
Explores the lives and religious imaginations of colonial women and the contributions they made to colonial religious discourse.
Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, this book provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, an important but neglected Renaissance mystic.
Simone Weil is one of the major religious writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a unique blend of spiritual experience, social concern, and philosophical theory. She had marvelous command of the Western ...
This book covers the main aspects of Simone Weil's thought, drawing on her life where it is relevant for understanding her ideas. It is the fruit of many years engagement with scholars and scholarship ...
This book examines how the women's movement is affecting traditional religions and civilizations throughout the world. It reviews cases of global impact in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, ...
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 ...
This is a passionate book about a gifted woman. It is written from a psychological viewpoint using the developmental point of view of a number of contemporary developmental psychologists, both men and ...
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 ...