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Title:Continuities and departures: women's religious and spiritual leadership
Editors:Naidu, Maheshvari
Hoel, NinaISNI
Periodical:Journal for the Study of Religion (ISSN 1011-7601)
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:University of Cape Town
Geographic term:Africa
feminist theology
Abstract:This special issue is dedicated to exploring the continuities and departures of women's theorizing, theologizing, and philosophizing with respect to women's religious and spiritual leadership. The papers included in this special issue are reflective of some of the poignant critiques raised by controversial foremothers - which continue, to various extents, to inform ongoing debates on women's religious and spiritual leadership. The most obvious enduring critique is that of patriarchy's refusal to recognize women as equal religious subjects. This special issue is a tribute to those women who have had the tenacity to challenge hegemonic orthopraxis in both theory and action, within institutional, clerical, and ecclesiastical structures, and in their vital, routine, everyday religious encounters. These women have in turn contributed to a substantive and liberatory feminism. The papers confront the critical question of women's exclusion from overt leadership roles within mainstream/malestream religions (such as Judaism, the Christian Churches, Islam, Hinduism) by calling for theoretical and empirical contributions to such interrogations. Contributors: Azila Talit Reisenberger; Nina Hoel; Maheshvari Naidu; Eliza Getman and Sarojini Nadar; Mary E. Hunt; Elaine Nogueira-Godsey; Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]