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Religion, spirituality and the social sciencesChallenging marginalisation$
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Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420411

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.001.0001

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Spirituality and gender viewed through a global lens

Spirituality and gender viewed through a global lens

(p.119) Nine Spirituality and gender viewed through a global lens
Religion, spirituality and the social sciences

Ursula King

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the correlation between spirituality and gender. It specifically discusses how religion has contributed to the emergence of feminism and gender thinking. It looks at the commonalities in women and religion across the world. In the past, women and religion were often colonised through a combination of cultural, religious, and socio-political forces that used and exploited them for their own particular ends. In short, women were defined and confined by religious teachings and institutions. However, today, women are redefining religion and spirituality for themselves through their own voices and categories. Some of the topics discussed herein include: the complexities of religion, spirituality, and gender; varieties of women or feminist spiritualities; and global transformations of the relation of gender and spirituality.

Keywords:   spirituality, feminism, gender thinking, religion, women, redefining spirituality, feminist spiritualities, gender

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