Women s Studies of the Christian and Islamic Traditions

Author: Kari Elisabeth Børresen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401116644
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
In this collection of articles, Kari Elisabeth Børresen and Kari Vogt point out the convergence of androcentric gender models in the Christian and Islamic traditions. They provide extensive surveys of recent research in women's studies, with bio-socio-cultural genderedness as their main analytical category. Matristic writers from late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are analysed in terms of a female God language, reshaping traditional theology. The persisting androcentrism of 20th-century Christianity and Islam, as displayed in institutional documents promoting women's specific functions, is critically exposed. This volume presents a pioneering investigation of correlated Christian and Islamic gender models which has hitherto remained uncompared by women's studies in religion. This work will serve scholars and students in the humanistic disciplines of theology, religious studies, Islamic studies, history of ideas, Medieval philosophy and women's history.

Studia Patristica Historica Theologica et Philosophica Critica et Philologica

Author: Elizabeth A. Livingstone
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789068318364
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Papers presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1995 (see also Studia Patristica 30, 31, 32 and 33). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

Pieties and Gender

Author: Hilda Rømer Christensen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047440617
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Taking the works of Saba Mahmood on piety and gender as a point of departure, this anthology discusses pieties and politics, methodologies, virtuous masculinities, and symbolic gender representations.

Believing Women in Islam

Author: Asma Barlas
Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 0863564720
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Does Islam call for the oppression of women? The subjugation of women in many Muslim countries is often used as evidence of this, while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression and inequality. In this paradigm-shifting book, Asma Barlas argues that, far from supporting male privilege, the Qur’an actually affirms the complete equality of the sexes. Offering a historical analysis of religious authority and knowledge, Barlas shows how, for centuries, Muslims have read patriarchy into the Qur’an to justify existing religious and social structures. In this seminal volume, she takes readers into the heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender and patriarchy, offering an egalitarian reading of Islam’s most sacred scripture. This revised edition includes two new chapters, a new preface, and updates throughout.

Studia patristica

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Papers presented to the International Conference on Patristic Studies. 2d- 1955-

A History of Women in Christian Worship

Author: Susan J. White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780281056477
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Looking beyond women's exclusion from the church hierarchy this study looks at the part they have played in worship, in the home, through liturgical arts and crafts, and their leadership in temperance movements and covenants.

Gender in History

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444351729
Format: PDF
Download Now
Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks

Maistresse of My Wit

Author: Louise D'Arcens
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This volume explores the reciprocal relationships that can develop between medieval women writers and the modern scholars who study them. Medieval women writers discussed include those writing in the vernacular such as Christine de Pizan and Margaret Paston, those writing in Latin such as Hildegard of Bingen, Heloise, and Birgitta of Sweden, and the works transcribed from women mystics such as Margery Kempe, Hadewijch, and Julian of Norwich. Attention is also given to medieval women as the readers, consumers and patrons of written works. Issues considered in this volume include the place of ethics, interestedness and social justice in contemporary medieval studies, questions of alterity, empathy, essentialism and appropriation in dealing with figures of the medieval past, the permeable boundaries between academic medieval studies and popular medievalism, questions of situatedness and academic voice, and the relationship between feminism and medieval studies. Linked to these issues is the interrelation between medieval women and medieval men in the production and consumption of written works both for and about women and the implications of this for both female and male readers of those works today.