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Published: 26 March 2015

416 Pages | 18 photos

8.9 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199006199

Bookseller Code (06)

Women and Religious Traditions

Third Edition

Edited by Leona M. Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young

  • An interdisciplinary approach integrates historical, psychological, political, and sociological perspectives, providing students with a well-rounded introduction to the topic.
  • Includes balanced coverage of Eastern and Western religious traditions, as well as new religions that focus on the notion of the Goddess.
  • Features engaging case studies which encourage students to think critically about the role of women in the context of different religions.

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new case on women and Chinese traditions
  • Adds lived religion content in each chapter
  • Includes new research on Buddhist nuns and up-to-date material on women's current political position in Islamic countries.