God Gave Us the Right: Conservative Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and Orthodox Jewish Women Grapple with Feminism

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Rutgers University Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 283 pages
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A comparative study of conservative Catholic, Evangelical Protestant and Orthodox Jewish women. It uses their responses to feminism to reflect what it means to be conservatively religious, as well the diverse theologies and historical experiences of the three communities.
  

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Manning (religious studies, Sacred Heart Univ.) has written a comparative study of women who have converted or returned to three different conservative religious communities: Catholic, orthodox Jewish ... Read full review

Contents

Who Are We Talking
4
The Rhetoric of the Elite
35
Three Conservative Religious Communities
61
Part U Yes to Feminist Values
85
Traditionalists in Church and Synagogue
104
But What about the Home?
124
Understanding Inconsistency
150
No to the Feminist Movement
167
Conflict with Secular AmericaAbortion
197
Understanding the Differences
218
Survey and Interview Questions
239
Notes
247
Bibliography
257
Index
269
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Manning is assistant professor of religion at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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