Holy Women, Wholly Women

Author: Elaine J. Lawless

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Lawless collects and interprets the stories of ten women ministers and examines their public and private lives, their ministries, their images of God, and their negotiations of sexuality and the religious life.

Wholly Woman, Holy Blood

Author: Kristin De Troyer

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 946

Addresses central questions regarding the ways that religion regards the role of women.

Women Preaching Revolution

Author: Elaine J. Lawless

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 803

Do women preach differently than men? In Women Preaching Revolution Elaine J. Lawless contends that they do. Drawing on her study of more than 150 sermons and extensive interviews with the clergywomen who preached them, Lawless argues that women have changed traditional preaching in ways that reflect their socialization as women and their experiences of being female in America. Many of the women in her study were expected to take courses on the art of preaching as part of their seminary training. Most of them rejected the sermon structure and strategies they were taught in seminary, viewing them as part of a "male" homiletic tradition, and developed styles that celebrate their commitment to connection, relationship, and dialogue.

The Religious Imagination of American Women

Author: Mary Farrell Bednarowski

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 363

"Explores five ideas that animate the theological imagination of women in religious communities throughout America: ambivalence toward tradition; the immanence, or indwelling, of the divine; the sacredness of the ordinary and the ordinariness of the sacred; the vision of the universe as a web of relationships; and healing as a central function of religion"--back cover.

Women Preachers and Prophets Through Two Millennia of Christianity

Author: Beverly Mayne Kienzle

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 398

"This book presents dramatic, convincing evidence that the tradition of women's preaching extends back to the beginnings of Christianity. . . . It will be an inspiration to all who suffer from the legacy of constraints on female speech."—Carole Slade, author of St. Teresa of Avila "The essays are individually inspiring and collectively interdisciplinary. . . . A powerful contribution to the history of preaching and public discourse."—Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, author of Jesus: Miriam's Child, Sophia's Prophet

Methodology in Religious Studies

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: State University of New York Press


Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 323

Explores the impact of women's studies on methodology in religious studies.

Women and Modesty in Late Antiquity

Author: Kate Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 185

View: 597

This book uses the body of letters and treatises addressed by major Christian thinkers to the women of the Anicia family, as well as comparative evidence from modern Hinduism and Islam, to explore how modesty became a creative and performative mode of being for late Roman Christian ascetic women.

Reader's Guide to Women's Studies

Author: Eleanor Amico

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Reference

Page: 762

View: 328

The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."
Social Science

Women Escaping Violence

Author: Elaine J. Lawless

Publisher: University of Missouri Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 898

Bringing women's stories to the attention of the academy and to the reading public, Lawless (English and women's studies, U. of Missouri- Columbia) juxtaposes accounts by women who have escaped to shelters of the violence they have suffered, with feminist analysis of their narratives and of the healing power of voicing the experiences. c. Book News Inc.