The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought

The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought

by Andrea Radasanu
     
 

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This collection of original essays examines the relationship between women and religion in the history of political thought broadly conceived. This theme is a remarkably revealing lens through which to view the Western philosophical and poetical traditions that have culminated in secular and egalitarian modern society. The essays also give highly analytical

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This collection of original essays examines the relationship between women and religion in the history of political thought broadly conceived. This theme is a remarkably revealing lens through which to view the Western philosophical and poetical traditions that have culminated in secular and egalitarian modern society. The essays also give highly analytical accounts of the manifold and intricate relationships between religion, family and public life in the history of political thought, and the various ways in which these relationships have manifested themselves in pagan, Jewish, Christian and post-Christian settings.

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Harvey Mansfield
A sparkling collection of essays that examines the old assumption that women are the pious sex. The authors take testimony from the highest sources in philosophy, poetry and religion as they begin the task—so long postponed—of studying women as they are. This is feminism as it should be.

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ISBN-13:
9780739131046
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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