Women and New and Africana Religions
This volume explores the lives of women around the world from the perspective of the New and Africana faiths they practice.
This probing and thought-provoking series of essays brings together in one volume the multifaceted experiences of women in the New and Africana religions as practiced today. With this work, religion becomes a lens for examining the lives of women of diverse ethnicities and nationalities across the social spectrum.
In Women and New and Africana Religions, readers hear from women from a number of religious/spiritual persuasions around the world, including Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and North America. These voices form the core of remarkable explorations of family and environment, social and spiritual empowerment, sexuality and power, and ways in which worldview informs roles in religion and society. Each essay includes scene-setting historical and social background information and fascinating insights from renowned scholars sharing their own research and firsthand experiences with their subjects.
* Includes 14 essays from 17 contributors, all distinguished in their careers as both observer participants and research scholars
* Offers bibliographies and notes for each essay and a comprehensive bibliography concluding the book
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PART II Socioeconomics Politics and Authority
PART III Mind Body and Spirit
PART IV Sexuality Power and Vulnerability
PART V Women World View and Religious Practice
Asian Pacifi American Women and Multiple Religious Practices
An Emergent Intergrative Spiritual Movement
The Religious Experience of Women in Scientology