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Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream
     

Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream

by Catherine Wessinger, Frederick Mathewson Denny, Frederick Denny
 

ISBN-10: 1570030731

ISBN-13: 9781570030734

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership documents the movement of women into positions of leadership and ministry in mainline American Judaism and Christianity and evaluates how this trend will reshape traditional religion in the United States. Contributors compile data formerly found only in diverse scholarly and denominational publications to offer an

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Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership documents the movement of women into positions of leadership and ministry in mainline American Judaism and Christianity and evaluates how this trend will reshape traditional religion in the United States. Contributors compile data formerly found only in diverse scholarly and denominational publications to offer an enlightening interdisciplinary comparison of women's struggles for a more central role in mainstream religious leadership.

In addition to providing historical information, the contributors pay particular attention to the experiences of women leaders in their respective denominations and to the changes they have introduced to worship, theology, and ministry. They trace the economic and social changes currently transforming patriarchal religions and examine such issues as the resistance to female leadership and the question of whether feminist objectives are better formed by women forming separate religious institutions or by remaining in established structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570030734
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Studies in Comparative Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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