Women and American Religion
An old African-American churchgoers' saying rings true for most religious denominations in the United States: Women are the backbone of the church. For centuries, women have been the majority of members in almost all religious groups. They provide essential financial and social support and work tirelessly in the background of all church-based activities. Yet it is largely men who occupy the high rungs of church hierarchy, and they are the ones who get most of the credit. Ann Braude examines the important role of women in American religious history, focusing on their recent admission to public religious leadership and their fight for equal rights and recognition through the centuries. Both noted and little known women--such as Margaret Winthrop, Jarena Lee, Mary Baker Eddy, Henrietta Szold, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Mary Daly--spring to life in the pages of this thorough, passionate book.
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Concerning evil SPIRITS Om In Catholic Europe the image of Eve as sinner
stood in contrast to the image of the Virgin Mary , the mother of Christ , model of
obedience and godly womanhood . Catholic women could follow Mary ' s
example by ...
Did not Mary first preach the risen Saviour , and is not the doctrine of the
resurrection the very climax of Christianity - hangs not all our hope on this , as
argued by St . Paul ? Then did not Mary , a woman , preach the gospel ? for she
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71 kaddish , 104 – 105 keeping kosher , 67 – 70 matzoh , 71 mezuzah , 66
mikvah ( ritual bath ) , 68 - 69 minyan ( quorum of ten ) , 104 mitzvah , 67 niddah ,
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WOMEN IN AMERICAN RELIGIONUser Review - Kirkus
A brisk, informative history of the myriad roles women have played in America's religious history. Braude (Harvard Divinity School) has difficult tasks in this slim, generously illustrated volume: to ... Read full review