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Encyclopedia of women in world religions : faith and culture across history

Author: Susan J De Gaia
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written for high school students and undergraduates, this reference provides comprehensive coverage of the history, issues, and roles of women in religions around the world and across time"--
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women in world religions
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2018]
(DLC) 2018039892
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J De Gaia
ISBN: 9781440848490 1440848491 9781440848513 1440848513 9781440848520 1440848521
OCLC Number: 1049575864
Awards: Winner of 2020 Outstanding Reference Resource 2020 (United States)
Winner of Best Reference Book of 2018 2019 (United States)
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Volume 1: African religions to Hinduism. African religions ; Ancient religions ; Baha'i ; Buddhism ; Christianity ; Confucianism ; Daoism ; Hinduism --
Volume 2: Indigenous religions to Spirituality. Indigenous religions; Islam ; Jainism ; Judaism ; Paganism ; Shinto ; Sikhism ; Spirituality.
Responsibility: Susan de-Gaia, editor.

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"Written for high school students and undergraduates, this reference provides comprehensive coverage of the history, issues, and roles of women in religions around the world and across time"--

Across the span of human history, women have participated in world-building and life-sustaining cultural creativity, making enormous contributions to religion and spirituality. In the contemporary period, women have achieved greater equality, with more educational opportunities, female role models in public life, and opportunities for religious expression than ever before. Contemporaneously with this increased visibility, women are actively and energetically engaging with religion for themselves and for their communities. Drawing on the expertise of a range of scholars, this reference chronicles the religious experiences of women across time and cultures. The book includes sections on major religions as well as on spirituality, African religions, prehistoric religions, and other broad topics. Each section begins with an introduction, followed by reference entries on specialized subjects along with excerpts from primary source documents. The entries provide numerous suggestions for further reading, and the book closes with a detailed bibliography.

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