Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions
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Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions by Arvind Sharma
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays by internationally renowned women scholars both contests the notion of fundamentalism and attempts to find places where it might convege with women's roles in the various world's religions. The essayists explore fundamentalism as a system or method of limiting women's religious roles and examine the ways that women embrace certain aspects of fundamentalism. The essays cover Hinduism, Buddhism, Confuciansim, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The contributors investigate the ways that women "fight back" against fundamentalist conceptions of family, gender roles, doctrinal practices, ritual practices, and God or theistic constructs. The writers reassert and preserve their identities by challenging the static categories of fundamentalism. The essays contain deep and powerful explorations of the intersections of culture, religion, and feminism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567027498
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arvind Sharma
Gandhi, Paperback (December 2014)
Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi's spiritual life, the author retells the story of Gandhi's life through this lens. He enlarges our understanding of one of history's most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the soul helped liberate millions.
Reservation and Affirmative Action, Hardback (July 2005)
Examines the principles underlining the policies of affirmative action evolved in two non-homogeneous and multi-ethnic societies - India and the United States. This book analyses the various arguments which have been presented to justify reservations in India and affirmative action in the United States.
Religion in a Secular City, Hardback (November 2001)
In this collection of 20 essays, Sharma and his contributors honour Harvey Cox's seminal contribution to the study of religion.
Our Religions, Paperback (August 1994)» View all books by Arvind Sharma
Published for the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions, this is the first introduction to the topic in which renowned scholars present their own traditions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--from both contemporary and historical perspectives.
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Author Biography - Arvind Sharma
Arvind Sharma is Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal, USA. Katherine K. Young is James McGill Professor, religious studies, McGill University, USA.
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