Women's Leadership in Marginal Religions: Explorations Outside the Mainstream

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Catherine Wessinger
University of Illinois Press, 1993 - Religion - 246 pages
Women's leadership in Spiritualism and Christian Science / Ann Braude -- The feminism of "Universal Brotherhood," women in the Theosophical Movement / Robert Ellwood and Catherine Wessinger -- Emma Curtis Hopkins, a feminist of the 1880's and mother of new thought / J. Gordon Melton -- Myrtle Fillmore and her daughters, an observation and analysis of the role of women in unity / Dell deChant -- Woman guru, woman roshi, the legitimation of female religious leadership in Hindu and Buddhist groups in America / Catherine Wessinger. -- Part 3. Contemporary women as creators of religion: Ritual validations of clergywomen's authority in the African American Spiritual churches of New Orleans / David C. Estes --. - Twentieth-century women's religion as seen in the feminist spirit.
 

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Contents

Women in the Spirit
6
Shakerism and Feminism
23
Pentecostal Women
41
Womens Leadership
55
Mother of New Thought
88
An Observation
102
The Legitimation of Female
125
Contemporary Women as Creators of Religion
147
TwentiethCentury Womens Religion as Seen
172
The WomenChurch Movement in Contemporary Christianity
196
Contributors
233
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