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Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures

Women, Religion, and the Gift

An Abundance of Riches

Editors: Joy, Morny (Ed.)

  • Is the first to re-examine women’s relations to the notion of the gift in ways that challenge conventional readings 
    Is written by leading scholars from different religious affiliations and locations
    Offers unique, cross-cultural perspectives 
    Describes rituals, actions, orientations where women’s important, if not indispensable roles have not been recognized

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About this book

This book introduces the special dynamics of women and their close relationships with the gift in both past and contemporary religious settings. Written from a cross-cultural perspective, it challenges depictions of women’s roles in religion where they have been relegated to compliance with specifically designated gendered attributes. The different chapters contest the resultant stereotypes that deny women agency. Each chapter describes women as engaged in an aspect of religion, from that of ritual specialists, to benefactors and patrons, or even innovators. The volume examines topics such as sainthood and sacrifice so as to refine these ideas in constructive ways that do not devalue women. It also examines the meaning of the term “gift” today, embracing the term in both figurative and literal ways. Such a collection of diverse women’s writings and activities provides a significant contribution to their quest for recognition, and also suggests ways this can be understood and realized today.

About the authors

Morny Joy is University Professor in the Dept. of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary, Canada. She researches and has published in the areas of philosophy and religion, postcolonialism, and intercultural studies in South and South-East Asia, as well as in diverse aspects of women and religion. Morny has served from 2005 on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Religion. In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki. Recent publications include: Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion (Springer 2011) and After Appropriation: Explorations in Intercultural Philosophy and Religion (University of Calgary 2011).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Contributing to Continuity: Women and Sacrifice in Ancient Israel

    Meyers, Carol L.

    Pages 1-19

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  • Abidah El Khalieqy’s Struggles of Islamic Feminism Through Literary Writings

    Arimbi, Diah Ariani

    Pages 21-34

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  • An Epic Cry for Autonomy: Philosophical and Ethical Thinking in a Daoist Woman’s Ecstatic Excursions

    Yan, Jinfen

    Pages 35-55

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  • Economies of Sainthood: Disrupting the Discourse of Female Hagiography

    McPhillips, Kathleen

    Pages 57-68

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  • Indigenous Spirituality: Perspectives from the First Indigenous Women’s Summit of the Americas

    Marcos, Sylvia

    Pages 69-86

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43189-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43188-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Religion, and the Gift
Book Subtitle
An Abundance of Riches
Editors
  • Morny Joy
Series Title
Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43189-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43189-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43188-8
Series ISSN
2211-1107
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 228
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