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Religion and Gender : Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory - Ursula King

Religion and Gender

Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory

By: Ursula King (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th January 1995
ISBN: 9780631193777
Number Of Pages: 340

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Over the past decade gender studies have set an entirely new agenda for religious studies, and work in this area has expanded rapidly. In this book, an international group of women scholars from Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia provides an overview of these new theoretical and critical perspectives with special attention to new developments.A substantial introduction provides a systematic overview of the key issues and developments in the field. In the first part epistemological and hermeneutical discussions are brought together with reflections on the Sacred, God and Gender and the new Goddess Spirituality. The second part considers important methodological and empirical issues raised by gender studies in religion. It includes new historical material on women scholars in the study of religion and new contemporary data on women in African and Japanese religions. Also considered are the contributions of women's studies to a new understanding of the Christian tradition and wider questions raised by gender for academic teaching and research on religion. The volume also includes an up-to-date bibliography of the most significant publications in the field.Religion and Gender will be of interest to a broad range of readers in both religious studies and gender studies. It will provide an ideal introduction to debates in the field for students and researchers concerned with the impact of women's studies and wider gender issues on religion around the world.

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"It is a rich and varied collection that is accompanied by full and informative bibliographies. Accessible to those with non-specialist knowledge, it will be of interest to any who are curious about altering perceptions of maleness and femaleness and 'genderedness' as an analytical category within religious studies as a whole." Esther D. Reed, University of Exeter


Gender and the Study of Religion: Ursula King.

Part I: Theoretical Reflections: .

1. The Epistemological Significance of Feminist Research in Religion: June O'Connor.

2. Feminist Anthropology and the Gendering of Religious Studies: Rosalind Shaw.

3. Religion and the Hermeneutics of Gender: Erin White.

4. Disputing the Sacred: Some Theoretical Approaches to Problems of Gender and Religion: Penelope Margaret Magee.

5. God and Gender: Some Reflections on Women's Invocation of the Divine: Morny Joy.

6. The Return of the Goddess: Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Shift from Theology to Thealogy: Naomi Goldenberg.

7. Religion and Magic in the Modern Cults of the Great Goddess: Donate Pahnke.

8. Spirituality, Consciousness and Gender Identification: A Neo-Feminist Perspective: Felicity Edwards.

Part II: Empirical Investigations:.

9. Women Researching, Women Researched: Gender as an Issue in the Empirical Study of Religion: Kim Knott.

10. A Question of Identity: Women Scholars and the Study of Religion: Ursula King.

11. Women's Studies of the Christian Tradition: New Perspectives: Kari Borresen.

12. Women and New Religious Movements in Africa: Rosalind I. J. Hackett.

13. Liberator or Pacifier: Religion and Women in Japan: Marilyn F. Nefsy.

Notes on Contributors.

ISBN: 9780631193777
ISBN-10: 0631193774
Series: Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 9th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 16.49  x 2.28
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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