Women's Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship

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Women's Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship


Butcher, Meagan, Herizons


WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY: CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST APPROACHES TO JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND GODDESS WORSHIP

JOHANNAH. STUCKEY

Inanna Press

REVIEW BY MEAGAN BUTCHER

Whe n Women's Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship arrived, I was worried that it wouldn't live u p to my high expectations. In the m id -'90s, I took three courses taught by Johanna H. Stuc key and they were some of my most memorable - for their content, yes, but also forStuckey's knowledge, insight and skill with a comma. I needn't have worried.

Women's Spirituality \s comprised of six chapters, plus a glossary and an extensive bibliography. The first two chapters ("Women's Spirituality" and "Feminist Theology") provide a conceptual framework for the next four chapters dealing respectively with Judaism, Christianity, Islam and goddess worship. In each chapter, Stuckey provides a brief history of the religion, its texts and their various interpretations. She then explores the role of women within each religion, both historically and currently. …

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