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Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, and Consuelo Corradi


This book provides interdisciplinary, global, and multi-religious perspectives on the relationship between women's identities, religion, and social change in the contemporary world. The book discusses the experiences and positions of women, and particular groups of women, to understand patterns of religiosity and religious change. It also addresses the current and future challenges posed by women's changes to religion in different parts of the world and among different religious traditions and practices. The chapters address a diverse range of themes and issues including the attitudes of diffe ... More

Keywords: women's identities, religion, social change, religiosity, religious change, gender equality, identity, religious activity, religious doctrine

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447336358
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabetta Ruspini, editor
University of Milano-Bicocca

Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, editor
University of Lethbridge

Consuelo Corradi, editor
Lumsa University

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Women and religion: contemporary and future challenges: editors’ introduction

Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio and Consuelo Corradi

Part 1 Women, gender equality and religion between past and present

Part 2 Identities, women’s movements and religion

Seven Muslim women in contemporary Argentina

Mari-Sol García Somoza and Mayra Soledad Valcarcel

Part 3 Contemporary women’s religious experiences

Ten ‘We are all Goddesses’: female sacred paths in Italy

Roberta Pibiri and Stefania Palmisano

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