9780195432015

Women and Religious Traditions

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195432015

  • ISBN 10:

    0195432010

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/11/2010
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Women and Religious Traditions analyzes the roles of women in the world's religions from historical, textual, political, psychological, and contemporary perspectives. It begins with an introduction to feminist theory and issues in the study of religion, followed by individual chapters devotedto each of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Chinese Religions, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Native Traditions, and New Age Religions. Organized by themes such as history, texts, symbols, sexuality, and social change, the new second edition examines how religious mythology and patriarchy have shaped thesocial and private lives of women throughout history.

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