Synopses & Reviews
Rita M. Gross offers an engaging survey of the changes feminism has wrought in religious ideas, beliefs, and practices around the world, as well as in the study and understanding of religion itself.
How has feminism changed the world's religions and the way we study them? Feminism and Religion provides a comprehensive--at times provocative--answer to this important question. Distinguished religion scholar Rita Gross explores how the feminist social vision transformed religious thought, ritual, leadership, and institutions around the world, from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism to new religious movements like feminist spirituality.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-271) and index.
About the Author
Rita M. Gross is professor of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She is the author of Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism and coeditor, with Nancy Auer Falk of Unspoken Worlds: Women's Religious Lives.