Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America

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The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America harvests the fruits of 25 years of scholarship on the history and current state of women's religious experience in North America. The result of a five-year project led by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Ruether and funded by the Lilly Endowment and the Henry Luce Foundation, the encyclopedia marshals the talents of more than 150 scholars to produce the most comprehensive and up-to-date description and analysis of women and religion in North America. The encyclopedia is interreligious, interracial, and multicultural and is aimed at a broad general audience.

Instead of hundreds of short entries, this encyclopedia features more than 145 longer essays that enable major themes to be developed more fully. The articles focus on institutions, movements, and ideas. The authors weave biographical sketches into their articles to give them a more personal and humanizing quality, and to recognize the women responsible for the gains made over the centuries. The essays demonstrate that neither the story of women nor the story of religion in North America can be accurately told unless the religious experience of women is integrated into the center of women's and religious history.

These well-illustrated volumes will be an essential reference for all of those interested in the role of women in North America's vibrant and complex religious life.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780253346858
0253346851
9780253346865
025334686X
9780253346872
0253346878
9780253346889
0253346886
Characteristics: 3 v. (ix, 1394 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780253346858
9780253346865
9780253346872
9780253346889

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