Women Saints in World Religions

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Arvind Sharma
SUNY Press, Sep 22, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
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Women Saints in World Religions deepens our understanding of the concept of sainthood, brings to light original material, and presents the first comparative analysis of female sainthood. Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered "saintly" in world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The implications of this material for the concept of sainthood and for 'women saints' as a cross-cultural category are examined.
  

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Contents

Women Saints in Judaism
39
Baudonivias Life of
71
Muslim Sainthood Women and the Legend of
107
A Woman Saint of India
145
The Teacher Miaotsung
181
A Taoist Woman Saint of the
205
Index of Names
221
Subject Index
235
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Arvind Sharma is Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University. He is the editor of several books including, with Katherine K. Young, Feminism and World Religions.