Feminism and World Religions by Arvind Sharma
(McGill Studies in the History of Religions, A Series Devoted to International Scholarship)

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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.
 

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Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Katherine K. Young is James McGill Professor of religious studies at McGill University.
 
Published December 7, 1998 by State University of New York Press. 344 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Until very recently, women have been invisible workers in the world's religions. Feminist critiques of religion, however, have begun to question centuries of perceived religious marginalization of wom

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Until very recently, women have been invisible workers in the world's religions. Feminist critiques of religion, however, have begun to question centuries of perceived religious marginalization of wom

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