Women and Spirituality

This new edition is revised and updated in light of thirteen years of feminism, including new biblical role models and a new chapter on women's special relationship to time.

Author: Carol Ochs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847683303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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Written by an acclaimed scholar to enrich and complete the vision offered by traditional Western spirituality, Women and Spirituality demonstrates that women, as women, have a valuable contribution to make to religion. This new edition is revised and updated in light of thirteen years of feminism, including new biblical role models and a new chapter on women's special relationship to time. Prodding readers to pay attention to their own experiences, Ochs challenges traditional religious concepts such as solitary struggle, otherworldliness, and the spiritual journey to a distant goal, and shows how women's spirituality focuses on relationships with others, commitment to this world, and engagement with the present.
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The Politics of Women s Spirituality

Essays discuss goddess worship, spiritual consciousness, the relationship between politics and religion, and applications of spirituality as a political force

Author: Charlene Spretnak

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: UCAL:B3826853

Category: Religion

Page: 590

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Essays discuss goddess worship, spiritual consciousness, the relationship between politics and religion, and applications of spirituality as a political force
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Women Spirituality and Transformative Leadership

This empowering resource engages women in an interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities on the frontier of women's spiritual leadership.

Author: Kathe Schaaf

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594735486

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This empowering resource engages women in an interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities on the frontier of women's spiritual leadership. Through the voices of North American women representing a matrix of diversity - ethnically, spiritually, religiously, generationally and geographically - women will be inspired to new expressions of their own personal leadership and called into powerful collaborative action.
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Women s Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

The author employs the insights of feminist theologies to illuminate her reading of 20th-century women's fiction.

Author: Heather Ingman

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015058733141

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The author employs the insights of feminist theologies to illuminate her reading of 20th-century women's fiction. Among her topics are convent schools, women's struggles with institutional religion, the female mystic, goddess feminism, ecofeminism, and womanism in Alice Walker.
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Women Resisting Violence

This collection of original essays comprises an international who's who of women theologians writing on a topic that impacts the lives of women everywhere.

Author: Mary John Mananzan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592449736

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This collection of original essays comprises an international who's who of women theologians writing on a topic that impacts the lives of women everywhere. In December 1994, forty-five outstanding feminist theologians from around the world met in Costa Rica to discuss the impact of violence against women. For a full week these theologians dialogued on the many forms of violence: economic, military, cultural, ecological, domestic, and physical violence. From this multivoice dialogue, 'Women Resisting Violence' offers a truly global, truly cutting-edge resource on the implications of violence against women.
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Proving Woman

While studies of sanctity and heresy tend to be undertaken separately, Proving Woman brings these two avenues of inquiry together by associating the downward trajectory of holy women with medieval society's progressive reliance on the ...

Author: Dyan Elliott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400826025

Category: History

Page: 368

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Around the year 1215, female mystics and their sacramental devotion were among orthodoxy's most sophisticated weapons in the fight against heresy. Holy women's claims to be in direct communication with God placed them in positions of unprecedented influence. Yet by the end of the Middle Ages female mystics were frequently mistrusted, derided, and in danger of their lives. The witch hunts were just around the corner. While studies of sanctity and heresy tend to be undertaken separately, Proving Woman brings these two avenues of inquiry together by associating the downward trajectory of holy women with medieval society's progressive reliance on the inquisitional procedure. Inquisition was soon used for resolving most questions of proof. It was employed for distinguishing saints and heretics; it underwrote the new emphasis on confession in both sacramental and judicial spheres; and it heralded the reintroduction of torture as a mechanism for extracting proof through confession. As women were progressively subjected to this screening, they became ensnared in the interlocking web of proofs. No aspect of female spirituality remained untouched. Since inquisition determined the need for tangible proofs, it even may have fostered the kind of excruciating illnesses and extraordinary bodily changes associated with female spirituality. In turn, the physical suffering of holy women became tacit support for all kinds of earthly suffering, even validating temporal mechanisms of justice in their most aggressive forms. The widespread adoption of inquisitional mechanisms for assessing female spirituality eventuated in a growing confusion between the saintly and heretical and the ultimate criminalization of female religious expression.
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Women s Spirituality Women s Lives

This enlightening book examines how the feminist spirituality movement contributes to the establishment of new paradigms of mental health for women.

Author: Ellen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317764458

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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This enlightening book examines how the feminist spirituality movement contributes to the establishment of new paradigms of mental health for women. Women’s Spirituality, Women’s Lives examines possible psychotherapeutic implications for women engaged in feminist spirituality and stimulates much-needed conversation between feminist therapists and feminist theologians/ritualists. Feminist spirituality is part of the current broad challenge to accepted ways of knowing and being. This book argues that as women tell their own stories, they create rituals that enable them to feel a sense of control over the future and to move toward a kind of authority, agency, and autonomy associated with mental health and psychological well-being. Women from many cultural backgrounds and religious perspectives have embraced alternative forms of spiritual expression, based on profound theoretical challenges to mainstream religious beliefs, ranging from calls for the radical reclamation and reconstruction of religious traditions to personal involvement in goddess worship and Wicca. Women’s Spirituality, Women’s Lives presents theoretical, conceptual, and experiential chapters that analyze the extent to which these proliferating women’s groups represent the beginnings of new norms of mental health for women. Women’s Spirituality, Women’s Lives presents a variety of voices, including Native American, Christian, Jewish, and Wiccan. Chapters are divided into three sections--Laying the Groundwork, Theoretical Challenges, and Living It Out--and explore a diverse array of topics such as: the “shouting” church and Black women’s mental health a traditionalist Native American challenge to New Age cooptation a feminist group and Jewish women’s self-identity lesbian altar-making and mental health feminist Wicca in the U.S. and Germany the martial arts and women’s mental health the use of feminist rituals in therapy and as therapy Feminist therapists and theologians, as well as other individuals interested in feminist spirituality or alternative spirituality, will find this book a fascinating exploration of the various aspects of the spirituality of women. Women’s Spirituality, Women’s Lives is also an excellent reader to expand the thinking of students in classes in women’s studies and religious studies.
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Women and Spirituality

This is the only book which provides a comprehensive survey of current discussions in feminist theology and spirituality and offers a wide-ranging account of women and world religions and raising thought-provoking questions about the ...

Author: Ursula King

Publisher: Palgrave He, Print UK

ISBN: 033359472X

Category: Feminism

Page: 275

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This revised and updated edition provides a comprehensive survey of current discussions in feminist theology and spirituality, offers a wide-ranging account of women and world religions, and raises thought-provoking questions about the spiritual dimensions of human life.
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Heart of Flesh

Criticizes the patriarchal world view, outlines the historical realities that have produced a culture that glorifies violence and domination, and argues for a worldview that recognizes the full humanity of women.

Author: Joan Chittister

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802842828

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Criticizes the patriarchal world view, outlines the historical realities that have produced a culture that glorifies violence and domination, and argues for a worldview that recognizes the full humanity of women.
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