Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion: A-K

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Serinity Young
Macmillan Reference USA, 1999 - Religion - 1152 pages
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In spite of the sexism that has denied women full active status in their religions, the editor calls this title a "celebration" of the scholarship of recent years. In order to offer a global perspective, contributions were sought from non-Western as well as Western scholars for the 600 signed articles. Entries encompass individual religions and their variations, biographies, movements, issues, and the relationship of religion to the study of art, literature, and science. While broadest coverage is given to the major religions of the world, information is also provided on Sikhism, African religions, Santeria, and Native American religions and many others. An added feature is the synoptic outline, which provides conceptual themes to the reader. This valuable resource is accessible to the high school and college student, to the researcher and the general reader. --Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles, American Libraries, Ma y 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Young has done fieldwork in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Russia, and Tibet and is currently a professor at Southern Methodist University. She was editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion, she edited An Anthology of Sacred Texts By and About Women, and she has published several essays in scholarly journals and collections.

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