Taking Back God

Author: Leora Tanenbaum
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429958790
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In Taking Back God Leora Tanenbaum recounts the stories of women across the United States, starting with herself, who love their religion but hate their second-class status within it. If you've witnessed the preferential treatment of men in America's houses of worship, you will not be surprised to learn that there is a surge of women in this country rising up and demanding religious equality. More and more, religious women—Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—are declaring that they expect to be treated as equals in the religious sphere. They want the same meaningful spiritual connections enjoyed by their brothers, fathers, husbands, and sons. They embrace the word of God but are critical of their faith's male-oriented theology and liturgy. They reject the conventional interpretations of religious traditions that give women a different—and, to their minds, lesser—status. Rather than abandoning their faith, they are taking it back and making it stronger, transforming religion while maintaining tradition. Tanenbaum relates the experiences of Catholics, evangelical and mainline Protestants, Muslims, and observant Jews. The conflict they face—honoring tradition while expanding it to synchronize with modern values—is ultimately one that all people of faith grapple with today.

Religion and Politics in America

Author: Robert Booth Fowler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429972792
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Religion and politics are never far from the headlines, but their relationship remains complex and often confusing. In this fifth edition of Religion and Politics in America, the authors offer a lively, accessible, and balanced treatment of religion in American politics. They explore the historical, cultural, and legal contexts that underlie religious political engagement while also highlighting the pragmatic and strategic political realities that religious organizations and people face. Incorporating the best and most up-to-date scholarship, the authors assess the politics of Roman Catholics; evangelical, mainline, and African American Protestants; Jews; Muslims and other conventional and not-so-conventional American religious movements. The author team also examines important subjects concerning religion and its relationship to gender, race/ethnicity, and class. The fifth edition has been revised to include the 2012 elections, in particular Mitt Romney's candidacy and Mormonism, as well as a fuller assessment of the role of religion in President Obama's first term. In-depth treatment of core topics, contemporary case studies, and useful focus-study boxes, provides students with a real understanding of how religion and politics relate in practice and makes this fifth edition essential reading for courses in political science, religion, and sociology departments.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761927298
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

Author: Christine A. Kray
Publisher:
ISBN: 1580469361
Format: PDF
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A look at how Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and American voters invoked ideas of gender and race in the fiercely contested 2016 US presidential election

Surprised by God

Author: Danya Ruttenberg
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807010686
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Chronicles a young woman's spiritual awakening and eventual path to the rabbinate, discussing how she integrated modern life with the discipline of traditional Judaism.

Bad Shoes The Women Who Love Them

Author: Leora Tanenbaum
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609800753
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Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot binding, the controversy over cosmetic surgery of the foot, and what Freud had to say about women's shoes and sex. Illustrated by artist Vanessa Davis throughout, Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them also includes hilarious anecdotes from women who love shoes. And yes—it is possible to make smart footwear decisions without sacrificing style! Tanenbaum shows you how.

Catfight

Author: Leora Tanenbaum
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583225202
Format: PDF
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A sociological examination of competitive behavior between women considers its unique factors, the reasons and benefits of female competition, and the converse possibilities that can occur when women unite, citing historical examples of women working together.

Slut

Author: Leora Tanenbaum
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781888363944
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Includes firsthand accounts from women ages fourteen through sixty-six about how being labeled a "slut" can affect every aspect of one's personality and how growing up with a bad reputation not only hampered, but also freed them. Tour.

Palestinian Women

Author: Sadiqua Hamdan
Publisher: Sadiqua Hamdan
ISBN: 0615768156
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Palestinian Women transports us to sacred thoughts, raw feelings and never before-heard stories of fifty-five Palestinian women ages 18-90 living in eighteen West Bank villages. Born into various socio-economic backgrounds and religious beliefs (including Muslim, Christian, Agnostic & Atheism), these women openly address sensitive questions such as:* What is a Palestinian woman's role in society and household?* Is it important for a Palestinian woman to have a man in her life? * How does education, marriage and religion factor into a Palestinian woman's life?* How has today's Palestinian woman's lifestyle changed compared to her mother or grandmother's time?* How important is it for a Palestinian woman to have her own identity?By presenting with discussion, research and storytelling, the author provides a platform for Palestinian women to share their histories and current views on life. The book also supports to dispel common cultural stereotypes and myths, including religious oppression and domestic violence.The author hopes to empower women all over the world to take inventory of their lives and find ways in which to create more harmony and balance within themselves and others, within their societies and all over the world.