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  1. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    RLE Women and Religion gathers in one place a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of historic imprints. Encompassing a range of experiences, the set provides an essential reference source on some of the key points in the field of women and religion. 1. A Map of the...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women's Religious Experience (RLE Women and Religion)

    Edited by Pat Holden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    Most of the early literature concerning women’s religious experience is about exceptional women; those who diverged from the traditional female role to become nuns, mystics or charismatic leaders. While women were permitted to be prophets and visionaries they rarely played an important part in...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sex and God (RLE Women and Religion)

    Some Varieties of Women's Religious Experience

    Edited by Linda Hurcombe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    These stories, essays and poems by women examine the connections feminists are making between sex and God. The women write from very different perspectives, cutting across the spectrum of feminist writing about sexuality and spirituality within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Some writers, though...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Muslim Women (RLE Women and Religion)

    Edited by Freda Hussain

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    The history of Islam and the changing role-performance of Muslim women, given the various interpretations of the belief system of Islam, are described. It is the contention of the authors that it is these various interpretations which have given rise to the conflict between the ideal and contextual...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Passport to Heaven (RLE Women and Religion)

    Gender Roles in the Unification Church

    By Kathleen S. Lowney

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church’s gender role...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Map of the New Country (RLE Women and Religion)

    Women and Christianity

    By Sara Maitland

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    Most feminists have turned away from the Christian churches, regarding both Catholicism and the protestant denominations as bastions of sexism and patriarchal oppression. However, Christian feminists committed to improving the position of Christian women and to the spiritual renewal of their...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Early Christian Dress

    Gender, Virtue, and Authority

    By Kristi Upson-Saia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians’ rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Queering Religion, Religious Queers

    Edited by Yvette Taylor, Ria Snowdon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This collection considers how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity. It asks how these intersections are formed, negotiated and resisted across time and places, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and...

    Published March 2nd 2014 by Routledge