Encyclopedia Of American Women And Religion

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Overview

Want to start an argument? Just raise the issue of women and their role in religion: Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jew, pagan, atheist. From abortion to ordination, no theological issue is more fraught with controversy, and for three centuries American women have been at the heart of the debate.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Libraries supporting women's studies or religious studies will find this of interest and value."

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Library Journal

"Highly recommended for general and academic reference collections, especially those supporting religion or women's studies curricula."

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Choice

"[A] good choice for public libraries, schools, and collections of religious institutions."

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Feminist Collections

Library Journal
Historian Benowitz has defined religion broadly, including not just well-established denominations but also "groups that some might consider quasi-religious, such as witches and ecofeminists." Each entry ends with See also references and a list of secondary sources. There are no internal cross references, but the index does a good job in this regard. The encyclopedia is particularly strong in its biographical coverage, often providing one to two pages of information about little-known women such as the anti-Semite and anti-Communist Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Dilling. In addition to the numerous biographies, there are topical entries about religious denominations and beliefs; short essays about issues relating to women and religion, such as abortion or ministers' wives; and extensive coverage of religious organizations, from the American Missionary Association to the Young Women's Christian Association. The encyclopedia concludes with a chronology and a 21-page bibliography. Libraries supporting women's studies or religious studies will find this of interest and value.--Cynthia A. Johnson, Barnard Coll. Lib., New York
Booknews
More than 300 entries cover American religious denominations (and women's roles within them); women's religious-based organizations, such as sisterhoods, deaconess orders, charitable associations, missionary groups, and reform-oriented groups; intriguing individuals, such as Anne Hutchinson, Mary Baker Eddy, Dorothy Day, Sojourner Truth, Fanny Crosby, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Starhawk; and important issues and movements, including birth control, abortion, censorship, and ecofeminism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874368871
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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