About the Author
Marie A. Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, was the long-time editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Religion. She writes on Lutheran theories of law and religion. Elizabeth R. Schiltz, University of Saint Thomas School of Law, is Co-Director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy and a contributor to the Catholic legal theory blog Mirror of Justice. Her scholarship focuses on banking and consumer law, disability rights, and feminist legal theory, with a particular emphasis on the application of Catholic social theory. Susan Stabile, University of Saint Thomas School of Law, writes on Catholic social thought within church institutions and as applied to corporate and labor theory. She is an Affiliate Senior Fellow of the St. John's University Vincentian Center for Church and Society, a Research Fellow of the New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law, and a spiritual director.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword; Preface; Part I Feminist Legal Theory - Religious and Secular Encounters: A contemporary Catholic theory of complementarity, Elizabeth R. Schiltz; Deconstructing equality in religion, Cheryl B. Preston; The Catholic Church and women: the divergence between what is said and what is heard, Susan J. Stabile; What is the matter with Antigone?, Emily Hartigan. Part II Theological Insights Applied to Dilemmas of Women's Social Existence: Privatizing diversity: a cautionary tale from religious arbitration in family law, Ayelet Shachar; From third wave to third generation: feminism, faith, and human rights, M. Christian Green; A meditation on mahr, modernity and Muslim marriage contract law, Asifa Quraishi-Landes; Co-creating the family: a Lutheran view of marriage and divorce law, Marie A. Failinger; With compassion and lovingkindness: one feminist Buddhist's exploration of feminist domestic violence advocacy, Deborah J. Cantrell; 'Men are the protectors of women' negotiating marriage, feminism and (Islamic) law in American Muslim efforts against domestic violence, Juliane Hammer; Why Muslim women are re-interpreting the Qu'ran and Hadith: a transformative scholarship-activism, Nimat Hafez Barazangi. Part III Feminist Readings of Scriptural Texts on Women and Women's Rights: Modesty disrobed - gendered modesty rules under the monotheistic religions, Frances Raday; Jewish law: the case of wife-beating, Naomi Graetz; Competing approaches to rape in Islamic law, Hina Azam. Part IV Women's Leadership and Standing within Religious Communities: Catholic women and equality: women in the code of Canon Law, Sara Butler; Daughters of the Buddha: the Sakyadhita movement, Buddhist law and the position of Buddhist nuns, Rebecca Redwood French; Chinese women lawyers and judges as priests, Mary Szto; Index.