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The Religious Imagination of American Women : Religion in North America - Mary Farrell Bednarowski

The Religious Imagination of American Women

Religion in North America

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1999
ISBN: 9780253213389
Number Of Pages: 256

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"This book is a nuanced discussion of contemporary feminist thought in a variety of religious traditions. It draws from both academic and popular writings and offers a rich selection of books to pursue on one's own." -- Re-Imagining

"This remarkable book examines American women's religious thought in many diverse faith traditions.... This is a cogent, provocative -- even moving -- analysis." -- Publishers Weekly

This study of the fruits of many different women's religious thought offers insights into the ways women may be shaping American religious ideas and world views at the end of the twentieth century. At its broadest, this book presents a multi-voiced response to the question: "When women across many traditions are heard speaking theologically, publicly and self-consciously as women, what do they have to say?"

Scholars will find that this exploration of women's public discourse about religious ideas helps to reveal the common threads that run through women's writing.May 2000 * Choice *

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
American Women as Religious Thinkers: Dissenting Participantsp. 1
Ambivalence as a New Religious Virtue: The Creativity of Women's Contradictory Experiences of Their Traditionsp. 16
The Immanence of the Sacred: Women's Religious Thought Comes Down to Earthp. 44
The Revelatory Power of the Ordinary and the Ordinariness of the Sacred: Mixed Blessingsp. 86
"Relationship" and Its Complexities: Inhabiting the Cosmic Webp. 120
Healing and Women's Theological Creativity: Strategies of Resistance, Acceptance, and Hopep. 150
Epilogue: Apres le deluge What's Next?p. 184
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780253213389
ISBN-10: 025321338X
Series: Religion in North America
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4