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Women's Spirituality

Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship

by (author) Johanna Stuckey

Inanna Publications
Initial publish date
Mar 2010
Comparative Religion, Sociology of Religion, Women's Studies
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Women's Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship comes directly out of women's grassroots efforts to understand and transform their spiritual traditions. It is a comprehensive account of the discussions, arguments, perspectives and approaches of contemporary women in Canada toward spirituality and the monotheistic religions. The author presents a concise history of each religion, discusses normative practices and focuses on the roles, rituals and rights of contemporary women as they accommodate to and deal with their respective religions. Women's Spirituality deals with women's encounters with spirituality within the framework of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and outside of this framework within the new religions of contemporary Goddess worship. Women's spirituality flourishes in all traditions, however male-dominated they may be. Somehow, women find, or make, space in which they can express their deepest spiritual feelings and thoughts. The aims of this book are to acquaint readers briefly with the range of expressions of women's spirituality; to give an accessible report on feminist theology, the theology that takes into account women's experiences; and, in particular, to examine how feminist theologians treat the central issues in three old traditions and one new one. An updated, and revised edition of Stuckey's successful 1998 book, Feminist Spirituality: An Introduction to Feminist Theology in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Feminist Goddess Worship, this book will be useful to anyone unfamiliar with the work of feminists within any or all of the three monotheistic traditions that have been so crucial to shaping western attitudes to and treatment of women. The book an introduction to one of the fastest-growing new forms of women's spirituality in the West: Feminist Goddess Worship.

About the author

Johanna H. Stuckey is the author of numerous learned articles, papers, book reviews, and a textbook on feminist spirituality. Her courses have been popular with students of all ages, and she has appeared often on television and radio. Johanna lives in Toronto and is currently working on another book tentatively entitled, Goddesses and Dying Gods in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. She is a regular contributor to the feminist spirituality magazine, Matrifocus.

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