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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0966735007082522
This article examines some of the problems androcentric religious anthropologies raise for Jewish, Christian and Muslim women-particularly, with respect to their demand to occupy leadership roles within their respective faith-communities-while also considering the failure of conservative thinkers adequately to respond to these problems. Focusing on the connection between religious anthropologies and the conception of God within the Abrahamic faiths reveals, what many religious feminists have described as, a symbiotic relationship between the conception of God employed in their tradition and an androcentric religious anthropology. Given that religious anthropologies have been, and will continue to be, subject to change as the religious traditions evolve, the article concludes that, by seeking greater control over such changes, religious feminists have an opportunity to re-shape the Abrahamic faiths in ways that could make them genuinely capable of responding to the religious requirements of both women and men.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Harrison, Dr Victoria|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
|College/School:||College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy|
|Journal Name:||Feminist Theology|