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June 18, 2013
Feminism, Law and Religion
Ashgate Publications has just published Feminism, Law and Religion as part of its series on Gender in Law, Culture and Society, edited by Marie Failinger (Hamline), Lisa Schiltz and me. (Each of the three of us also has a chapter in the book.)
With contributions from some of the most prominent voices writing on gender, law and religion today, this book illuminates some of the conflicts at the intersection of feminism, theology and law. It examines a range of themes from the viewpoint of identifiable traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, from a theoretical and practical perspective. Among the themes discussed are the cross-over between religious and secular values and assumptions in the search for a just jurisprudence for women, the application of theological insights from religious traditions to legal issues at the core of feminist work, feminist legal readings of scriptural texts on women’s rights and the place that religious law has assigned to women in ecclesiastic life.
Feminists of faith face challenges from many sides: patriarchal remnants in their own tradition, dismissal of their faith commitments by secular feminists and balancing the conflicting loyalties of their lives. The book will be essential reading for legal and religious academics and students working in the area of gender and law or law and religion.
Posted by Susan Stabile on June 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM in Stabile, Susan | Permalink
Posted by: Paul Horwitz | Jun 18, 2013 5:23:42 PM
From me too, Susan (and Lisa and Marie). Looks like an excellent volume. Is there a way to get the list of contributors and essays?
Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Jun 18, 2013 8:21:22 PM
Sorry, just spotted it in the link.
Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Jun 18, 2013 8:22:38 PM
You beat me to it, Marc. Was just about to reply to your query - not the easiest to read, but you can see the authors and titles in the link.
Posted by: Susan Stabile | Jun 18, 2013 8:23:56 PM
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