CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST APPROACHES TO JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND
by Johanna H. Stuckey
April 2010 / 284 pages / $24.95
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Women’s Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism,
Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship comes directly out of women’s
grassroots efforts to understand and transform their spiritual
traditions. It is a comprehensive account of the discussions,
arguments, perspectives and approaches of contemporary women in Canada
toward spirituality and the monotheistic religions. The author
presents a concise history of each religion, discusses normative
practices and focuses on the roles, rituals and rights of contemporary
women as they accommodate to and deal with their respective religions.
Women’s Spirituality deals with women’s encounters with spirituality
within the framework of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and outside of
this framework within the new religions of contemporary Goddess
Women’s spirituality flourishes in all traditions, however
male-dominated they may be. Somehow, women find, or make, space in
which they can express their deepest spiritual feelings and thoughts.
The aims of this book are to acquaint readers briefly with the range
of expressions of women’s spirituality; to give an accessible report
on feminist theology, the theology that takes into account women’s
experiences; and, in particular, to examine how feminist theologians
treat the central issues in three old traditions and one new one.
An updated, and revised edition of Stuckey’s successful 1998 book,
Feminist Spirituality: An Introduction to Feminist Theology in
Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Feminist Goddess Worship, this book
will be useful to anyone unfamiliar with the work of feminists within
any or all of the three monotheistic traditions that have been so
crucial to shaping western attitudes to and treatment of women. The
book an introduction to one of the fastest-growing new forms of
women’s spirituality in the West: Feminist Goddess Worship.