Feminism and World Religions / Edition 1

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Overview

Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. The fact that these authors share a dual but undivided commitment both to themselves as women and to their traditions as adherents imparts to their voices a prophetic quality, and if Mahatma Gandhi is to be believed, even scriptural value.
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Offers a nuanced treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective. All contributors are women, and all are insiders in both the academic world and that of the religious communities they discuss. They examine the interaction of feminism and Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. An introduction overviews intellectual trends that have informed the transition to an insider perspective. These trends include Romanticism, ecumenism, Marxism, and deconstruction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791440247
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: SUNY Series, McGill Studies in the History of Religions
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,347,733
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Arvind Sharma

Introduction
Katherine K. Young

1. Brimming with Bhakti, Embodiments of Shakti:
Devotees, Deities, Performers, Reformers, and Other Women of Power in the Hindu Tradition
Vasudha Narayanan

2. Strategies for a Feminist Revalorization of Buddhism
Rita M. Gross

3. Confucianism and Feminism
Terry Woo

4. Feminism and/in Taoism
Karen Laughlin And Eva Wong

5. Feminism in Judaism
Ellen M. Umansky

6. Feminism in World Christianity
Rosemary Radford Ruether

7. Feminism in Islam
Riffat Hassan

Postscript
Katherine K. Young

Notes on Contributors

Name Index

Terms Index

Subject Index

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