Item description for Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream (Studies in Comparative Religion) by Catherine Wessinger & Frederick Mathewson Denny...
Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership documents the movement of women into positions of leadership and ministry in mainline American Judaism and Christianity and evaluates how this trend will reshape traditional religion in the United States. Contributors compile data formerly found only in diverse scholarly and denominational publications to offer an enlightening interdisciplinary comparison of women's struggles for a more central role in mainstream religious leadership. In addition to providing historical information, the contributors pay particular attention to the experiences of women leaders in their respective denominations and to the changes they have introduced to worship, theology, and ministry. They trace the economic and social changes currently transforming patriarchal religions and examine such issues as the resistance to female leadership and the question of whether feminist objectives are better formed by women forming separate religious institutions or by remaining in established structures.
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Studio: University of South Carolina Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.89" Width: 5.93" Height: 1.12" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1996
Publisher University of South Carolina Press
ISBN 1570030731 ISBN13 9781570030734
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More About Catherine Wessinger & Frederick Mathewson Denny
Catherine Wessinger is Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans.
Catherine Wessinger was born in 1952.
Catherine Wessinger has published or released items in the following series...