Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion

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ABC-CLIO, 1998 - Religion - 466 pages
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In more than 300 entries, this volume brings to life the women who pioneered American's religious institutions and places their work in the broader social, cultural, and political contexts of their times. The encyclopedia emphasizes the nation's diversity of religious beliefs and practices, with entries on African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans and on such denominations as Baptists, Buddhists, Christian Scientists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, Roman Catholics, and Unitarians. Cross-references direct readers to related information and bibliographical references accompany each entry. A comprehensive bibliography, detailed chronology, and index are also included. Church libraries as well as scholars of women's and religious studies will find the Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion an invaluable reference tool.

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Historian Benowitz has defined religion broadly, including not just well-established denominations but also "groups that some might consider quasi-religious, such as witches and ecofeminists." Each ... Read full review

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Benowitz is a historian specializing in the role of women in the United States and is an adjunct history instructor at Keiser College

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