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Women in the World's Religions

Past and Present

Ursula King

260 pages
Paragon House
This major collection of essays makes a new contribution to the role and image of women in the different world religions. Many new perceptions are revealed in this provocative collection, including insights into women in African traditional religions, in evangelical Christianity, and in new religious movements, which focus on some of today's fundamental questions: ò Are women hindered or encouraged to give full expression to their religious experience? ò How far do the different religious traditions draw on feminine symbols in speaking about ultimate reality? ò To what extent do women take part in ritual and religious practices or hold positions of authority? ò What is the actual religious experience of women, and how do women choose to follow a religious life?