Women at Worship: Interpretations of North American Diversity / Edition 1

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Overview

These diverse but unified descriptions of original ceremonies, liturgies, and rites offer suggestions for revitalizing traditional liturgical expressions in relation to women's experiences. The works collected here are drawn from the perspectives of Christian, Jewish, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic women.

These diverse but unified descriptions of original ceremonies, liturgies, and rites offer suggestions for revitalizing traditional liturgical expressions in relation to women's experiences, and are drawn from the perspectives of Christian, Jewish, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664252533
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


Marjorie Procter-Smith is LeVan Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.

Janet R. Walton is Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Principles of Feminist Liturgy 9
2 Reform Jewish Worship: How Shall We Speak of Torah, Israel, and God? 31
3 Hold On to Your Dream: African-American Protestant Worship 43
4 Sin, Grace, and Gender in Free-Church Protestant Worship 55
5 "Remember the Good, Forget the Bad": Denial and Family Violence in a Christian Worship Service 71
6 The Easter Vigil: A Theological and Liturgical Critique 83
7 Reclaiming Jewish Women's Oral Tradition? An Analysis of Rosh Hodesh 111
8 The Ache Sisters: Discovering the Power of the Erotic in Ritual 127
9 In Her Name: Toward a Feminist Thealogy of Pagan Ritual 137
10 Women-Church Transforming Liturgy
11 Jubilee Ritual: A Creative Response 179
12 On the Birthing Stool: Mujerista Liturgy 191
13 Rituals of Resistance in Womanist Worship 215
14 A Lingering Question: What Is Feminist Prayer? 225
Conclusion 237
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