Journals Higher Education



11 July 2010

376 Pages | 9 new photos for chapter openers

6.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195432015

Bookseller Code (06)

Women and Religious Traditions

Second Edition

Edited by Leona M. Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young

  • Canadian. Chapters are written by Canadian scholars and there is Canadian content throughout, ensuring that the material is relevant to students in this country.
  • Feminist perspective. Focuses explicitly on sexuality and on the backlash against feminism, giving students an understanding of the 'unofficial' roles of women in religious traditions.
  • Interdisciplinary. Integrates historical, psychological, political, and sociological approaches to the study of religion, providing students with a well-rounded introduction to the topic.
  • Thematic organization. Each chapter addresses select common themes (history, texts, symbols, etc.), providing a consistent model for the study of women and religion that is accessible to students.
  • Breadth. Provides extensive coverage of a variety of religious traditions, both Eastern and Western, as well as new religions that focus on the notion of the Goddess.

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