Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Suggested Reading: Feminism & Religion

This amazing list was put together by the contributors of the Whatever Works Anthology. It was so powerful, I decided to make it into a blog post.

21st Century Motherhood: Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency – Edited by Andrea O'Reilly

A God Who Looks Like Me – Patricia Lynn Reilly

A History of God – Karen Armstrong

A Woman Awake – Christina Feldman

All About Love: New Visions – bell hooks

An Anthology of Sacred Texts by and About Women – Serenity Young

Be Full of Yourself: The Journey from Self-Criticism to Self-Celebration – Patricia Lynn Reilly

Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an – Asma Barlas

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation – Mary Daly

Buddha’s Daughters – Edited by Andrea Miller

Buddhism after Patriarchy – Rita Gross

Cave in the Snow – Vicki Mackensie

Composing a Life – Mary Cathering Bateson

Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History – Elise Boulding

Daughters of the Goddess – Linda Johnson

Enduring Grace – Carol Lee Flinders

Enduring Lives: Portraits of Women and Faith in Action -
Carol Flinders

Feminism is for Everybody – bell hooks

Feminism Without Borders, Decolonizing theory, Practicing Solidarity – Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center – bell hooks

Gender Hierarchy in the Qur’ān: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses – Karen Bauer

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History -
Rosemary Ruether 

Goddess Calling, Inspirational Messages and Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy – Rev. Dr. Karen Tate 

Goddesses, Goddesses – Janine Canan 

Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism – Mary Daly
Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times -
Matthew Fox

In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins – Elisabeth Fiorenza

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose – Alice Walker

Inside the Gender Jihad – Dr. Amina Wadud

Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change – Pema Chodron

Living in the Lap of the Goddess – Cynthia Eller

Longing for Darkness – China Galland

Missing Mary – Charlene Spretnak

Mitting the Great Bliss Queen – Naomi Klein

MotherWit – Diane Mariechild

Muslima Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians – Edited by Ednan Aslan

New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future – Edited by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women – Geraldine Brooks

Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution – Adrienne Rich

On Observing the Pain of Others – Susan Sontag.

Opening the Lotus – Sandy Boucher

PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion – Glenys Livingstone

Passionate Enlightenment – Miranda Shaw

Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire

Progressive Muslims: On justice, Gender and Pluralism – Edited by Omid Safi

Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective – Dr. Amina Wadud

Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality – Carol P. Christ
Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming -
Winona LaDuke
Relational Reality – Charlene Spretnak 

Religious Imagination of American Women – Mary Farrell Bednarowski

Sacred Pleasures – Riane Eisler

Sexual Ethics in Islam: Feminist Reflections on the Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence – Kecia Ali

She is Everywhere!: An Anthology of Writings in Womanist/Feminist Spirituality – Mary Saracino and Mary Beth Moser

She Who Changes: Re-imagining the Divine in the World – Carol P. Christ

She Who Is – Elizabeth A. Johnson

Siddur haKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook – Rabbi Jill Hammer and Holly Taya Shere

Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde

Sisterhood is Forever – Robin Morgan

Sisterhood is Global – Robin Morgan

Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women – Jill Hammer PhD

Societies of Peace: Matriarchies Past Present and Future – Edited by Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Sophia - The Feminine Face of God: Nine Hearts Path to Healing and Abundance -
Karen Speerstra 

Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses – Edited by Anne Key and Candace Kant

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom – bell hooks

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom – bell hooks

The Bond Between Women – China Galland

The Book of Blessings: A New Prayer Book for the Weekdays, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival – Marcia Falk

The Chalice and The Blade – Riane Eisler

The Church and the Second Sex – Mary Daly

The Civilization of the Goddess – Marija Gimbutas

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

The Creation of Feminist Consciousness – Gerda Lerner

The Creation of Patriarchy – Gerda Lerner

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter – Sue Monk Kidd

The Divine Consort – Edited by John Hawley

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene – Jean-Yves Leloup

The Graceful Guru – Karen Pechillis

The Great Cosmic Mother – Monica Sjoo & Barbara Mor

The Hidden Lamp – Caplow/Moon

The Language of the Goddess – Marija Gimbutas and Joseph Campbell

The Lives of Muhammad – Kecia Ali

The Living Goddess – Linda Johnson

The Living Goddesses – Marija Gimbutas and Miriam Robbins Dexter

The Mother's Songs: Images of God the Mother –
Meinrad Craighead   

The Pedagogy of Hope – Paulo Freire

The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times – Pema Chodron

The Real Wealth of Nations – Riane Eisler
The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian -
Paula Gunn Allen 

The Secret Legacy of Biblical Women: Revealing the Divine Feminine - Melinda Ribner
The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess – Starhawk 

The Veil and The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights In Islam – Fatima Mernissi

The Women's Spirituality Book – Diane Stein 

Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to RuPaul – Leslie Feinberg 

Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape Our World – Edited by Rev. Dr. Karen Tate

Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality – Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ

When God Was a Woman – Merlin Stone

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times – Pema Chodron

White Fire – Macka Drucker

Why Not Become Fire – Evelyn Mattern

Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women –Edited by
Susan Cahill
Woman as Healer – Jeanne Achterberg
Woman Prayer, Woman Song: Resources for Ritual -
Miriam Therese Winter

Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion – Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ

Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate – Leila Ahmed

Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach – Martha Nussbaum

Women and Religion – Majella Franzmann

Women of Sufism – Edited byCamille Helminski

Women of Wisdom – Anne Bancroft

Women of Wisdom – Tsultrim Allione

Women’s Buddhism – Edited by Ellison Findley

Women's Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess
Worship - Johanna H Stuckey

Suggested Reading from the upcoming Girl God Anthology -  Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak.

Celeste Gurevich, Whatever Works Contributor
Whatever Works is a unique collection of writing by feminists of diverse faiths from around the world. This anthology combines personal essays, poems and academic musings with the goal of sparking conversations among women of all faith backgrounds. Religion plays a key role in defining and maintaining value systems, and yet it is often disregarded within feminism itself. This book shares the stories of highly diverse women with the hope that we can find collective solutions to the global problems that plague women and girls living under patriarchy.
Available late March - pre-order here.

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