Her Voice, Her Faith: Women Speak On World Religions

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In Her Voice, Her Faith , nine pre-eminent women scholars explore their own religious lives and the religious experiences of women throughout history. Vasudha Narayanan illustrates how - through sacred altars in each home, lyrical songs, and meaningful dances - a girl first learns what it means to be a Hindu. Susannah Heschel recounts her difficult desire to say the Jewish prayer of Kaddish after the passing of her father. Eva Wong travels to the high mountains of the Taoist White Cloud Monastery in China to join the many women who reached the highest levels of spiritual cultivation. In covering Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Goddess and Wiccan beliefs, Her Voice, Her Faith evocatively reveals how religious traditions enter and shape women's lives.

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Contents

Introduction by Katherine K Young
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Hinduism by Vasudha Narayanan
11
Judaism by Susannah Heschel
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Katherine K. Young and Arvind Sharma are professors of religion at McGill University and co-editors of The Annual Review of Women in World Religions . They live in Montreal, Quebec. Katherine K. Young and Arvind Sharma are professors of religion at McGill University and co-editors of The Annual Review of Women in World Religions . They live in Montreal, Quebec.

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