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This book will provide an ideal introduction to debates in the field for students and researchers concerned with the impact of women's studies and wider gender issues on religion around the world.

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"It is a rich and varied collection that is accompanied by full and informative bibliographies. Accessible to those with non-specialist knowledge, it will be of interest to any who are curious about altering perceptions of maleness and femaleness and 'genderedness' as an analytical category within religious studies as a whole." Esther D. Reed, University of Exeter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631193777
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/17/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ursula King is Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, UK. She has published many books and articles. Her most recent publications include Women and Spirituality: Voices of Protest and Promise (1993) and an edited reader on Feminist Theology from the Third World (1994).

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Table of Contents


Gender and the Study of Religion: Ursula King.

Part I: Theoretical Reflections: .

1. The Epistemological Significance of Feminist Research in Religion: June O'Connor.

2. Feminist Anthropology and the Gendering of Religious Studies: Rosalind Shaw.

3. Religion and the Hermeneutics of Gender: Erin White.

4. Disputing the Sacred: Some Theoretical Approaches to Problems of Gender and Religion: Penelope Margaret Magee.

5. God and Gender: Some Reflections on Women's Invocation of the Divine: Morny Joy.

6. The Return of the Goddess: Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Shift from Theology to Thealogy: Naomi Goldenberg.

7. Religion and Magic in the Modern Cults of the Great Goddess: Donate Pahnke.

8. Spirituality, Consciousness and Gender Identification: A Neo-Feminist Perspective: Felicity Edwards.

Part II: Empirical Investigations:.

9. Women Researching, Women Researched: Gender as an Issue in the Empirical Study of Religion: Kim Knott.

10. A Question of Identity: Women Scholars and the Study of Religion: Ursula King.

11. Women's Studies of the Christian Tradition: New Perspectives: Kari Borresen.

12. Women and New Religious Movements in Africa: Rosalind I. J. Hackett.

13. Liberator or Pacifier: Religion and Women in Japan: Marilyn F. Nefsy.

Notes on Contributors.

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