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The subtitle for the book is A Feminist Reader in Religion which says it all" Although this book was published sometime ago it is still a relevant book discussing the early rumbles of the women's movement. It consists of essays written by various women theologians and is a good read.

The subtitle for the book is A Feminist Reader in Religion which says it all" Although this book was published sometime ago it is still a relevant book discussing the early rumbles of the women's movement. I'm reading it for the 2nd time to refresh my memory.

Womanspirit Rising book. Carol P. Christ, who is a leading feminist thea-logian and a founding voice in the study of women and religion, was named one of the Thirteen Most In uential People in Goddess Spirituality.

Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979. Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi (a1).

Only 3 left! Book Format: Paperback. Now with an updated preface and a new index-the classic anthology on feminist spirituality. Remains the most inclusive and incisive single collection of critical feminist texts in the field. -Harvey Cox, author of "Many Mansions".

Carol P. Christ, who is a leading feminist thea-logian and a founding voice . Christ, who is a leading feminist thea-logian and a founding voice in the study of women and religion, was named one of the Thirteen Most In ue. .Her books include She Who Changes, Rebirth of the Goddess, Laughter of Aphrodite, Diving Deep and Surfacing, and with Judith Plaskow, Goddess and God in the World and the ground-breaking anthologies Weaving the Visions and Womanspirit Rising. She lives in Greece where she has run for of ce with the Green Party and works with World Wildlife Fund to save bird and wildlife habitats.

Women and Household Labor, Sarah Fenstermaker Berk, ed. (1979). 35% of Puerto Rican Women Sterilized", Committee for Puerto Rican Decolonization (late 1970s). A Woman Writer and Pornography", Andrea Dworkin (1980). Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence", Adrienne Rich (1980). Christ's book, too, ends by proposing the Goddess as a near neces-sary religious focus for the feminist. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. The Chanpng of the Gods: Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions. Goddess worship celebrates wom-en's bodies and their connection to nature and to each other (p. 126); it minimizes the "hierarchicalism" identified with traditional religions (p. 128);it puts the body on a more equal footing with the intellect (p. 129).

A Feminist Reader in Religion.

Feminist religious scholar Carol P. Christ included an article on witchcraft . Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (1979) by Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow. Christ included an article on witchcraft and the Goddess movement in the anthology Womanspirit Rising (1979). Starhawk has written a number of books, and has also contributed works in other media. Her works have appeared in translation in Spanish, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Greek, Japanese, and Burmese.

Womanspirit RisingThe classic anthology on feminist spirituality -- Now with an update preface in which the editors discuss its initial reception and continuing impact.

Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion epub download

ISBN13: 978-0060613778

ISBN: 0060613777

Author: Carol P. Christ

Category: Spirituality and spirituality

Subcategory: Religious Studies

Language: English

Publisher: HarperOne; Reissue edition (February 28, 1992)

Pages: 320 pages

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"The subtitle for the book is A Feminist Reader in Religion which says it all"
Although this book was published sometime ago it is still a relevant book discussing the early rumbles of the women's movement. It consists of essays written by various women theologians and is a good read. I'm reading it for the 2nd time to refresh my memory. I have given this book as presents to members of my family.
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Very good book, women are just as important as men and deserve to be heard. There are articles by other women that speak to women on a level we can understand and relate to. We have just as much to give to others as men do but have always been thought of as being under a man's rule, We are individuals and serve a very important role in life.
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Very good book, women are just as important as men and deserve to be heard. There are articles by other women that speak to women on a level we can understand and relate to. We have just as much to give to others as men do but have always been thought of as being under a man's rule, We are individuals and serve a very important role in life.
Frdi
Carol P. Christ has taught at major universities such as Columbia University, Harvard Divinity School, Pomona College, San Jose State, and the California Institute of Integral Studies; she is also the author of books such as She Who Changes: Re-imagining the Divine in the World,Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality,Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess, etc. Judith Plaskow is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, and author of books such as Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective,The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics, 1972-2003. Both co-edited the follow-up volume to this collection, Weaving the Visions : New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality / Edited by Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ.

They wrote in the Preface to the original (1979) edition of this book, "In 1972 and 1973, we began to teach courses on women and religion. Those early years were a struggle because there were so few sources... we and our students were frustrated by the overwhelmingly negative picture of religion that emerged... we wanted also to show our students that religion could be reconstructed or recreated to speak to the experiences of women."

Here are some additional quotations from the book:

"For the temptations of woman as woman are not the same as the temptations of man as man, and the specifically feminine forms of sin... have a quality which can never be encompassed by such terms as 'pride' and 'will-to-power.'" (Pg. 37)
"The women's movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind." (Pg. 57)
"And while it is true that Catholics revere Mary as the mother of Jesus, she cannot be identified as divine in her own right: if she is 'mother of God,' she is not 'God the Mother' on an equal footing with God the Father." (Pg. 107-108)
"To affirm that Christian faith and theology are not inherently patriarchal and sexist and, at the same time, to maintain that Christian theology and the Christian churches are guily of the sin of sexism is the task of feminist theology." (Pg. 145)
"If we do not mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be any objections to using female pronouns and imagery as well?" (Pg. 170-171)
"(F)emale God language is especially important in the Jewish context because so much of the Jewish religious enterprise involves talking, not about God, but TO God." (Pg. 172)
"Witchcraft today, is a kaleidoscope of diverse traditions, rituals, theologies and structures. But underneath the varying forms is a basic orientation common to all the craft." (Pg. 262-263)
Frdi
Carol P. Christ has taught at major universities such as Columbia University, Harvard Divinity School, Pomona College, San Jose State, and the California Institute of Integral Studies; she is also the author of books such as She Who Changes: Re-imagining the Divine in the World,Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality,Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess, etc. Judith Plaskow is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, and author of books such as Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective,The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics, 1972-2003. Both co-edited the follow-up volume to this collection, Weaving the Visions : New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality / Edited by Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ.

They wrote in the Preface to the original (1979) edition of this book, "In 1972 and 1973, we began to teach courses on women and religion. Those early years were a struggle because there were so few sources... we and our students were frustrated by the overwhelmingly negative picture of religion that emerged... we wanted also to show our students that religion could be reconstructed or recreated to speak to the experiences of women."

Here are some additional quotations from the book:

"For the temptations of woman as woman are not the same as the temptations of man as man, and the specifically feminine forms of sin... have a quality which can never be encompassed by such terms as 'pride' and 'will-to-power.'" (Pg. 37)
"The women's movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind." (Pg. 57)
"And while it is true that Catholics revere Mary as the mother of Jesus, she cannot be identified as divine in her own right: if she is 'mother of God,' she is not 'God the Mother' on an equal footing with God the Father." (Pg. 107-108)
"To affirm that Christian faith and theology are not inherently patriarchal and sexist and, at the same time, to maintain that Christian theology and the Christian churches are guily of the sin of sexism is the task of feminist theology." (Pg. 145)
"If we do not mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be any objections to using female pronouns and imagery as well?" (Pg. 170-171)
"(F)emale God language is especially important in the Jewish context because so much of the Jewish religious enterprise involves talking, not about God, but TO God." (Pg. 172)
"Witchcraft today, is a kaleidoscope of diverse traditions, rituals, theologies and structures. But underneath the varying forms is a basic orientation common to all the craft." (Pg. 262-263)
This book is quite simply an essential buy for the feminist or neophyte feminist theologian. Though significant advances have been made in the field since the time of the book's first publication, the articles offer a sample of the diversity of feminist thought - from radical deconstructionists like Mary Daly to constructive theologians such as Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza. I highly recommend this text as a good point of departure for those who think theology is necessarily patriarchal and oppressive (despite the fact that it often is).
This book is quite simply an essential buy for the feminist or neophyte feminist theologian. Though significant advances have been made in the field since the time of the book's first publication, the articles offer a sample of the diversity of feminist thought - from radical deconstructionists like Mary Daly to constructive theologians such as Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza. I highly recommend this text as a good point of departure for those who think theology is necessarily patriarchal and oppressive (despite the fact that it often is).