The Religious Imagination of American Women

The Religious Imagination of American Women

Bednarowski, Mary Farrell
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/22/1999
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21338-9
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This book is a nuanced discussion of contemporary feminist thought in a variety of religious traditions. It draws from both academic and popular writings and offers a rich selection of books to pursue on one's own." —Re-Imagining

This remarkable book examines American women's religious thought in many diverse faith traditions.... This is a cogent, provocative—even moving—analysis." —Publishers Weekly

This study of the fruits of many different women’s religious thought offers insights into the ways women may be shaping American religious ideas and world views at the end of the twentieth century. At its broadest, this book presents a multi-voiced response to the question: "When women across many traditions are heard speaking theologically, publicly and self-consciously as women, what do they have to say?"

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Table of Contents

1. American Women as Religious Thinkers:Dissenting Participants
2. Ambivalence as a New Religious Virtue: The Creativity of Women’s Contradictory Experiences of Their Traditions
3. The Immanence of the Sacred: Women’s Religious Thought Comes Down to Earth
4. The Revelatory Power of the Ordinary and the Ordinariness of the Sacred
5. "Relationship" and its Complexities:Inhabiting the Cosmic Web
6. Healing and Women's Theological Creativity: Strategies of Hope
Epilogue: *Apres le deluge* What's Next?