Feminism and World Religions

Feminism and World Religions

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Addressing religion and feminism on a global scale, this unprecedented book contains a nuanced and fine-tuned treatment of seven of the world's religions from a feminist perspective by leading women scholars. Feminism and World Religions contains chapters on Hinduism by Vasudha Narayanan, Buddhism by Rita M. Gross, Confucianism by Terry Woo, Taoism by Karen McLaughlin and Eva Wong, Judaism by Ellen M. Umansky, Christianity by Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Islam by Riffat Hassan, along with a general introduction and a postscript by Katherine K. Young and a preface by Arvind Sharma. The fact that these authors share a dual but undivided commitment both to themselves as women and to their traditions as adherents imparts to their voices a prophetic quality, and if Mahatma Gandhi is to be believed, even scriptural value.
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9780791440247
0791440249
9780791440230
0791440230
Branch Call Number: 200.82 FEMINISM
Characteristics: x, 333 pages ; 224 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sharma, Arvind
Young, Katherine K. 1944-

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