The Religious Imagination of American Women

The Religious Imagination of American Women

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

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 157.7 x 235 x 16.5mm | 437.93g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025321338X
  • 9780253213389

Review quote

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 *show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgementsForeword1. American Women as Religious Thinkers:Dissenting Participants 2. Ambivalence as a New Religious Virtue: The Creativity of Women's Contradictory Experiences of Their Traditions3. The Immanence of the Sacred: Women's Religious Thought Comes Down to Earth4. The Revelatory Power of the Ordinary and the Ordinariness of the Sacred5. "Relationship" and its Complexities:Inhabiting the Cosmic Web6. Healing and Women's Theological Creativity: Strategies of Hope Epilogue: *Apres le deluge* What's Next?EndnotesIndexshow more

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