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Many feminists today are challenging the outmoded aspects of both the conventions and the study of religion in radical ways. Canadian feminists are no exception.

Gender, Genre and Religion is the outcome of a research network of leading women scholars organized to survey the contribution of Canadian women working in the field of religious studies and, further, to “plot the path forward.” This collection of their essays covers most of the major religious traditions and offers exciting suggestions as to how religious traditions will change as women take on more central roles.

Feminist theories have been used by all contributors as a springboard to show that the assumptions of unified monolithic religions and their respective canons is a fabrication created by a scholarship based on male privilege. Using gender and genre as analytical tools, the essays reflect a diversity of approaches and open up new ways of reading sacred texts. Superb essays by Pamela Dickey Young, Winnie Tomm, Morny Joy and Marsha Hewitt, among others, honour the first generation of feminist theologians and situate the current generation, showing how they have learned from and gone beyond their predecessors.

The sensitive and original essays in Gender, Genre and Religion will be of interest to feminist scholars and to anyone teaching women and religion courses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. p. ix
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. I. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. II. Setting the Theme
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Chapter 1. Framing Discourse for the Future
  2. Mary Gerhart
  3. pp. 13-28
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  1. III. Gendered Perspectives
  2. pp. 29-30
  1. Chapter 2. Feminism and Biblical Hermeneutics: Genesis 1-3 as a Test Case
  2. Eileen Schuller
  3. pp. 31-46
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  1. Chapter 3. The Feminist Challenge to Judaism: Critique and Transformation
  2. Norma Baumel Joseph
  3. pp. 47-70
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  1. Chapter 4. Feminist Theology: From Past to Future
  2. Pamela Dickey Young
  3. pp. 71-82
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  1. Chapter 5. Le Concept "expériences des femmes" dans l'avènement d'une théologie féministe
  2. Monique Dumais
  3. pp. 83-100
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  1. Chapter 6. Psychoanalysis and Religion: A Feminist Atheist's Perspective on Recent Work
  2. Naomi R. Goldenberg
  3. pp. 101-116
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  1. Chapter 7. Aboriginal Women and Religion Anu Kan San Tok Ahe Mani Win
  2. Doreen Spence
  3. pp. 117-124
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  1. Chapter 8. The Impact of Social Change on Muslim Women
  2. Sheila McDonough
  3. pp. 125-142
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  1. IV. Genre Explorations
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. Chapter 9. Buddhist Thought from a Feminist Perspective
  2. Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay
  3. pp. 145-170
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  1. Chapter 10. Upholding Norms of Hindu Womanhood: An Analysis Based on Reviews of Hindi Cinema
  2. Katherine K. Young
  3. pp. 171-198
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  1. Chapter 11. Protection and Humanity: A Case Study of Feminine Spirituality in Thirteenth-Century Marseilles
  2. Francine Michaud
  3. pp. 199-212
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  1. Chapter 12. Hsing-shih yin-yuan: Karmic Versus Psychological Views of a Man's Relationships with His Women
  2. Fan Pen Chen
  3. pp. 213-224
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  1. Chapter 13. Multidialogical Spiralling for Healing and Justice
  2. Marilyn J. Legge
  3. pp. 225-238
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  1. Chapter 14. A Religious Philosophy of Self
  2. Winnie Tomm
  3. pp. 239-256
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  1. Chapter 15. The Negative Power of "the Feminine": Herbert Marcuse, Mary Daly and Gynocentric Feminism
  2. Marsha Hewitt
  3. pp. 257-276
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  1. Chapter 16. And What if Truth Were a Woman?
  2. Morny Joy
  3. pp. 277-294
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-306
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780889207509
Related ISBN
9780889202535
MARC Record
OCLC
180704505
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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