Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

The essays in this collection shed new light on the women who make up a considerable majority of the Orthodox population by engaging women’s lifeworlds, practices, and experiences in relation to their religion in multiple, varied ...

Author: Ina Merdjanova

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823298631

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity fills a significant gap in the sociology of religious practice: Studies focused on women’s religiosity have overlooked Orthodox populations, while studies of Orthodox practice (operating within the dominant theological, historical, and sociological framework) have remained gender-blind. The essays in this collection shed new light on the women who make up a considerable majority of the Orthodox population by engaging women’s lifeworlds, practices, and experiences in relation to their religion in multiple, varied localities, discussing both contemporary and pre-1989 developments. These contributions critically engage the pluralist and changing character of Orthodox institutional and social life by using feminist epistemologies and drawing on original ethnographic research to account for Orthodox women’s previously ignored perspectives, knowledges, and experiences. Combining the depth of ethnographic analysis with geographical breadth and employing a variety of research methodologies, this book expands our understanding of Orthodox Christianity by examining Orthodox women of diverse backgrounds in different settings: parishes, monasteries, and the secular spaces of everyday life, and under shifting historical conditions and political regimes. In defiance of claims that Orthodox Christianity is immutable and fixed in time, these essays argue that continuity and transformation can be found harmoniously in social practices, demographic trends, and larger material contexts at the intersection between gender, Orthodoxy, and locality. Contributors: Kristin Aune, Milica Bakić-Hayden, Maria Bucur, Ketevan Gurchiani, James Kapaló, Helena Kupari, Ina Merdjanova, Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, Eleni Sotiriou, Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir, Detelina Tocheva
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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

As the smallest of the three branches of Christianity, there has been much less academic work on women in Orthodox ... each context relate to Orthodoxy as a global and what Kupari and Tiaynen-Qadir call a “glocal” religion or movement, ...

Author: Ina Merdjanova

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823298624

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity fills a significant gap in the sociology of religious practice: Studies focused on women’s religiosity have overlooked Orthodox populations, while studies of Orthodox practice (operating within the dominant theological, historical, and sociological framework) have remained gender-blind. The essays in this collection shed new light on the women who make up a considerable majority of the Orthodox population by engaging women’s lifeworlds, practices, and experiences in relation to their religion in multiple, varied localities, discussing both contemporary and pre-1989 developments. These contributions critically engage the pluralist and changing character of Orthodox institutional and social life by using feminist epistemologies and drawing on original ethnographic research to account for Orthodox women’s previously ignored perspectives, knowledges, and experiences. Combining the depth of ethnographic analysis with geographical breadth and employing a variety of research methodologies, this book expands our understanding of Orthodox Christianity by examining Orthodox women of diverse backgrounds in different settings: parishes, monasteries, and the secular spaces of everyday life, and under shifting historical conditions and political regimes. In defiance of claims that Orthodox Christianity is immutable and fixed in time, these essays argue that continuity and transformation can be found harmoniously in social practices, demographic trends, and larger material contexts at the intersection between gender, Orthodoxy, and locality. Contributors: Kristin Aune, Milica Bakic-Hayden, Maria Bucur, Ketevan Gurchiani, James Kapaló, Helena Kupari, Ina Merdjanova, Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, Eleni Sotiriou, Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir, Detelina Tocheva
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Orthodox Christianity and Gender Open Access

This collection, therefore, seeks to redress this imbalance by investigating modern manifestations of Orthodox Christianity through an explicitly gender-sensitive gaze.

Author: Helena Kupari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351329866

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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The Orthodox Christian tradition has all too often been sidelined in conversations around contemporary religion. Despite being distinct from Protestantism and Catholicism in both theology and practice, it remains an underused setting for academic inquiry into current lived religious practice. This collection, therefore, seeks to redress this imbalance by investigating modern manifestations of Orthodox Christianity through an explicitly gender-sensitive gaze. By addressing attitudes to gender in this context, it fills major gaps in the literature on both religion and gender. Starting with the traditional teachings and discourses around gender in the Orthodox Church, the book moves on to demonstrate the diversity of responses to those narratives that can be found among Orthodox populations in Europe and North America. Using case studies from several countries, with both large and small Orthodox populations, contributors use an interdisciplinary approach to address how gender and religion interact in contexts such as, iconography, conversion, social activism and ecumenical relations, among others. From Greece and Russia to Finland and the USA, this volume sheds new light on the myriad ways in which gender is manifested, performed, and engaged within contemporary Orthodoxy. Furthermore, it also demonstrates that employing the analytical lens of gender enables new insights into Orthodox Christianity as a lived tradition. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of both Religious Studies and Gender Studies.
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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

This volume engages women's lifeworlds, practices, and experiences in relation to Orthodox Christianity in multiple, varied localities, discussing both contemporary and pre-1989 developments.

Author: Ina Merdjanova

Publisher: Orthodox Christianity and Cont

ISBN: 0823298604

Category: History

Page: 336

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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity fills a significant gap in the sociology of religious practice: Studies focused on women's religiosity have overlooked Orthodox populations, while studies of Orthodox practice (operating within the dominant theological, historical and sociological framework) have remained gender-blind. The essays in this collection shed new light on the women who make up a considerable majority of the Orthodox population by engaging women's lifeworlds, practices and experiences in relation to their religion in multiple, varied localities, discussing both contemporary and pre-1989 developments. These contributions critically engage the pluralist and changing character of Orthodox institutional and social life by using feminist epistemologies and drawing on original ethnographic research to account for Orthodox women's previously ignored perspectives, knowledges, and experiences. Combining the depth of ethnographic analysis with geographical breadth and employing a variety research methodologies, this book expands our understanding of Orthodox Christianity by examining Orthodox women of diverse backgrounds in different settings: parishes, monasteries, the secular spaces of everyday life, and under shifting historical conditions and political regimes. In defiance of claims that Orthodox Christianity is immutable and fixed in time, these essays argue that continuity and transformation can be found harmoniously in social practices, demographic trends, and larger material contexts at the intersection between gender, Orthodoxy and locality.
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Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America Native American creation stories

Women are also active in the cross - jurisdictional efforts of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship , the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine , Psychology and Religion , Orthodox Women in the Healing Professions , Orthodox People ...

Author: Academic Dean and Professor of Church History Emeritae Rosemary Skinner Keller

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253346878

Category: Women

Page: 1394

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A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.
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Women s Voices in World Religions

Judaism. Women in Judaism / Adele Reinhartz -- 'House of renewal': a new form of Judaism: an interview with Rabbi Elisa Klapheck -- Christianity.

Author: Hille Haker

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ISBN: IND:30000111473330

Category: Feminist theology

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Judaism. Women in Judaism / Adele Reinhartz -- 'House of renewal': a new form of Judaism: an interview with Rabbi Elisa Klapheck -- Christianity. Christianity and feminism among the Babukusu of western Kenya / Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike -- Women and the church: a Greek Orthodox perspective / Katerina Karkala-Zorba -- Christian churches at the crossroads: theological reflections from Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean / Virginia R. Azcuy -- Women's voices and feminist theology: accounts from Germany and the USA / Hille Haker, Susan Ross and Marie-Theres Wacker -- Islam. Emerging women's movements in Muslim communities in Germany / Hamideh Mohagheghi -- My father's heir: the journey of a Muslim feminist / Mehrézia Labidi-Maïza -- Hinduism. Conversation on two faces of Hinduism and their implication for gender discourse / Madhu Khanna -- Affirmation of self: a Hindu woman's journey / Lina Gupta -- Buddhism. Gender equality, Buddhism and Korean society / Young-Mi Kim -- Being a North American Buddhist woman: reflections of a feminist pioneer / Rita M. Gross -- Women in world religions: a bibliography / compiled by Marie-Theres Wacker, with Franziska Birke, Heike Harbecke and Jesse Perillo.
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Finnish Women Making Religion

Women,. Bidenominational. Families,. and. the. Makingof. Religion. H ELENA K UPARI Introduction inland has an Orthodox Christian minority that constitutes approximately 1 percent of the population.1 Since World War II,agreat majorityof ...

Author: T. Utriainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137383471

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Finnish Women Making Religion puts forth the complex intersections that Lutheranism, the most important religious tradition in Finland, has had with other religions as well as with the larger society and politics also internationally.
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Ancient Taboos and Gender Prejudice

This book explores the struggling genesis of a women's movement in the Orthodox Church through the ecumenical movement of the twentieth century at a time when militant conservatism is emerging in Orthodox countries and fundamentalism in the ...

Author: Leonie B. Liveris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351958455

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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This book explores the struggling genesis of a women's movement in the Orthodox Church through the ecumenical movement of the twentieth century at a time when militant conservatism is emerging in Orthodox countries and fundamentalism in the diaspora. Offering an understanding of the participation of women in the Orthodox Church, particularly during the 50 years of the membership of the Orthodox churches in the World Council of Churches, this book contributes to the ongoing debates and feminist analysis of women's participation, ministry and sexuality in the life and practice of the Church universal. The book reveals both the positive contributions to ecumenism and the difficulties confronting Orthodox women wishing to participate more fully in the leadership and ministry of their church.
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Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion 2nd Edition 2 volumes

The Orthodox churches, as well as the Roman Catholic Church, lie at the very foundation of Christianity. Over the early centuries of the churches' history, the Roman Catholic Church increasingly declared its ascendancy, ...

Author: June Melby Benowitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440839870

Category: Social Science

Page: 799

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This two-volume set examines women's contributions to religious and moral development in America, covering individual women, their faith-related organizations, and women's roles and experiences in the broader social and cultural contexts of their times. • Introduces readers to hundreds of women who became leaders within various religious faiths and denominations, including many who founded religious sects and organizations • Provides an understanding of women's developing roles in American religious culture, which continue to the present day • Enables readers to gain an understanding of the broad range of religions, approaches to religion, and attitudes toward religion in the United States • Documents how life's experiences can shape one's spiritual life and future development • Includes a timeline of the issues facing women that marks changing societal attitudes and individual women's accomplishments across history
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Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the role Orthodox Christianity plays at the dawn of the twenty-first century Greece from social scientific and cultural-historical perspectives.

Author: Vasilios N. Makrides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317084945

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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One of the predominantly Orthodox countries that has never experienced communism is Greece, a country uniquely situated to offer insights about contemporary trends and developments in Orthodox Christianity. This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the role Orthodox Christianity plays at the dawn of the twenty-first century Greece from social scientific and cultural-historical perspectives. This book breaks new ground by examining in depth the multifaceted changes that took place in the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and politics, ethnicity, gender, and popular culture. Its intention is two-fold: on the one hand, it aims at revisiting some earlier stereotypes, widespread both in academic and others circles, about the Greek Orthodox Church, its cultural specificity and its social presence, such as its alleged intrinsic non-pluralistic attitude toward non-Orthodox Others. On the other hand, it attempts to show how this fairly traditional religious system underwent significant changes in recent years affecting its public role and image, particularly as it became more and more exposed to the challenges of globalization and multiculturalism.
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