Religious and Theological
Perspectives on Women


'Woman, who are you looking for?' Brian Purfield

The Nature of Woman in Relation to Man: Genesis 1 and 2 through the Lens of the Metaphysical Anthropology of Aquinas Deborah Savage

Suffering Our Way to Salvation: Ivone Gebara, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, and the Adequacy of the Cross as a Symbol for Women Amy Chapman

Ave Maria Law Review, 2011
  • Mulieris Dignitatem Twenty Years Later: An Overview of the Document and Challenges Sr. Prudence Allen, R.S.M
  • The Feminine Vocation and the Economy Maria Sophia Aguirre
  • “The Feminine Vocation” in Pope John Paul II's Mulieris Dignitatem Mary Timothy Prokes, F.S.E
  • Learning from Mary: The Feminine Vocation and American Law Elizabeth R. Schiltz
  • “Something Not to be Grasped”: Notes on Equality on the Occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem Margaret McCarthy
  • A Disordered View of Manhood and Its Effect on the Idea of Womanhood Ernest Caparros
  • Educating for an Authentic Christian Womanhood Sr. Thomas Augustine Becker, O.P
  • Mulieris Dignitatem: The Vocation of a Wife and Mother in a Legal Covenant Marriage Katherine Shaw Spaht
  • A Civilization of Vows and the Dignity of Women Mary Shivanandan
  • A Commentary on Ephesians 5 and Headship Lisa Lickona
  • Mulieris Dignitatem, Ephesians 5, and Domestic Violence: Grounding International Women's Human Rights Joseph Isanga

    Mary Ward: Then and Now Gemma Simmonds CJ

    Introducing the Category of Gender to Roman Catholic Theology: a Liberal Approach Angelika Walser

    The Pendulum Is Never Static: Jesus Sira to Jesus Christ on Women in the Light of Judith, Susanna and LXX Esther Pierre Jordaan

    "As Male and Female He Created Them": Theological Anthropology Aware of 'Gender' Saskia Wendel

    Pilgrims in the Wilderness: Religion and Filipino Women in the Context of Migration Gemma Tulud Cruz

    Gender, Religion, Law Marcela Iacub

    Women, Honor, and Context in Mediterranean Antiquity Carolyn Osiek

    Liberating Domesticity: Women and the Home in Orthodox Judaism and Latin American Pentecostalism Jonathan L. Friedmann

    The Biblical Exegesis of Headship: A Challenge to Patriarchal Understanding That Impinges on Women's Rights in the Church and Society E Baloyi

    In Pain and Sorrow: Childbirth, Incarnation, and the Suffering of Women Colleen Carpenter Cullinan

    Catholic Feminism: An Oxymoron or 'Deeper Truths?' Elizabeth R. Schiltz

    The Challenges of Opening a Dialogue between Catholic and Secular Feminist Legal Theorists Susan J. Stabile

    Can Secular Feminists and Catholic Feminists Work Together to Ease the Conflict between Work and Family? Susan J. Stabile

    Mysticism and Feminism in Seventeenth-Century England Sarah Apetrei

    Man and Woman have the same Dignity and are Equal: Man as Image of God and Gender Relation in a Christian Perspective Marianne Heimbach-Steins

    Only Obedient Wife and Good Mother? The Position of Women in Islam Hamideh Mohagheghi

    Women's Role in Healing a Fractured Earth: Faiths Working Together

    Motherhood and the Mission: What Catholic Law Schools Could Learn from Harvard about Women Elizabeth Rose Schiltz

    Women's Work: A Lutheran Feminist Perspective Marie A. Failinger

    Women Rabbis: A Novel Idea David J. Zucker

    Battered Hearts and the Trinity of Compassion: Women, the Cross and Kenosis Mark L. Yenson

    Imago Dei and Sexual Difference Janet Martin Soskice

    Africas Women: A Journey of Hope Marta D. Bennett

    Moving toward Wholeness: Women and Religion in the Global World Judith Narrowe

    Women and the Law of Moses Allen P. Ross

    My Soul Magnifies God: Women's Ways of Prayer Kerrie Hide

    "Burlando al Opresor": Mocking/Tricking the Oppressor: Dreams and Hopes of Hispanas/Latinas and "Mujeristas" Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz

    Christianity and Women in Japan Yamaguchi Satoko

    Insiders or Outsiders: Women and Rabbinic Literature Dvora Weisberg

    The Lonely Woman of Faith Shira Wolosky

    Gender Co-Operation: Some Implications of God's Design For Society Michael and Auriel Schluter

    What Went Wrong? Feminism and Freedom from the Prison of Gender Roles Rita M. Gross

    Female Embodiment and the Incarnation Mary Aquin O'Neill, R.S.M.

    The God of Rebekah Piet Van Boxel

    Ghanain Christian Woman, Part 1 Janet Moore M.Div.
    Ghanain Christian Woman, Part 2

    The Book of the Hebrews Revisited: Implications of the Theology of Hebrews for Gender Equality Ruth Hoppin

    A Woman is Wise: The Influence of Civic and Christian Humanism on the Education of Women in Northern Italy and England during the Renaissance J. Stephan Edwards

    Is Paul the Father of Misogyny and Antisemitism? Pamela Eisenbaum

    Aquinas on Women John Wijngaards

    Two Women Speaking "Woman": Stategic Essentialism of Irigaray and Palmer Diane Leclerc

    Books as a Source of Medical Education for Women in the Middle Ages  Monica H. Green

    Fulfilling Femininity and Transcending the Flesh: Traditional Religious Beliefs and Gender Ideals in Popular Women's Magazines Michelle Lelwica

    Women and Ecology in Shona Religion Isabel Mukonyora

    Moses / Jesus / Women: Does the New Testament Offer a Feminist Message? Esther Fuchs

    The Family: Obstacles to Friendship Donald X. Burt, OSA.

    The Risks of Repeating Ourselves: Reading Feminist / Womanist Figures of Jesus Karen Trimble Alliaume

    Feminism and Judaism: Women, Tradition, and the Women's Movement Joel B. Wolowelsky

    Embodying God's Life: Women and Spirituality Regina Bechtle

    Faith Walkers: Dalit Women's Spiritual Journey Fatima Bernard

    Women--Meeting in Faith Barbara Butler

    The Message of Beijing: Challenge to the Church Joan Chittister

    Faith Walkers: Dalit Women's Spiritual Journey Vedamani Epsibai

    Women and Spirituality: A Latin American Perspective Ivone Gebara

    What Have the Popes Said About Women, For Heaven's Sake? Richard Leonard

    Making Meaning, Makinf Pleasure: Women and Television Gaye W. Ortiz

    Women and Apartheid: Collective Trauma and Social Reconstruction Tina Sideris

    A Challenge for Jesuits Paula Terroni

    Women Transformed: The Ending of Mark in the Beginning of Wisdom - Mark's Gospels Marie Sabin

    The African Experience of God through the Eyes of an Akan Woman Mercy Amba Oduyoye

    Faith Walkers: Dalit Women's Spiritual Journey Arul Mary

    Remembering Who We Are: Women and Ritual Lizette Larson-Miller

    The Dignity and Mission of Women: The Anthropological and Theological Foundations Bishop Angelo Scola

    The Virgin in the Brothel and Other Anomalies: Character and Context in the Legend of Beruriah Rachel Adler

    "Let women not despair": Rabanus Maurus on Women as Prophets Marie Anne Mayeski

    Between Rhetoric and Reality: Women and Men as Equal Partners Herbert Anderson

    The Paternal Face and the Maternal Mind of Yahweh Erhard S. Gerstenberger

    'Neither male nor female ... in Christ'? Church debates and the politics of identity Mary McClintock Fulkerson

    Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle Toward Womanhood Naomi Wolf

    Orthodox Feminism: A Movement Whose Time Has Come Naomi Grossman

    Promise Keepers: Patriarchy's Second Coming as Masculine Renewal Michael S. Kimmel

    Patristic Elements Towards a Theological Anthropology of Woman as a Human Being and as Woman in Her Difference from Man Dr. Constantinos Yokarinis

    Midrash, Bible, and Women's Voices Norma Rosen

    Women In Ministry: A Biblical Vision Sharon Clark Pearson

    Medieval German Women Writers (1100-1450): Biographies and Sources Rebecca LR Garber

    Enculturation and Inculturation: The Gospel of Liberation and the Culture of African Womanhood Dr U.E. Umoren

    Anti-Judaism in Religious Feminist Writing: Scapegoating on Patriarchy Distorts Theology Louise and Mark Zwick

    The Religious Wounding of Women Patricia Reilly

    'The Virtuous Woman': New Wine and Old Wineskins Elizabeth A. Dreyer

    Woman-Body, Man-Body: Knowing God Wendy M. Wright

    The Rehabilitation of Eve in the De institutione uirginis of Ambrose of Milan Kim E. Power

    Exchange of Books Between Nuns and Laywomen. Three Surviving Examples Mary Erler

    St Augustine--A Male Chauvinist? Fr. Edmund Hill, OP

    Of Godly Men And Medicine: Ancient Biology and the Christian Fathers on the Nature of Woman Kim E. Power

    Women's Contribution to Contemporary Spirituality Ursula King

    The Defective Male: What Aquinas Really Said Michael Nolan

    Women want power to imagine and name God Elizabeth Dodson Gray

    The Doctrine of the Inner Light: Evangelicalism and Women in the Society of Friends Martin Meeker

    Women and the Production of Religious Literature in the Vernacular 1300-1500  Katherine Gill

    "Male Spirituality": A Feminist Evaluation Elizabeth T. Knuth

    The Creation of Adam as Hermaphrodite - and Its Implications for Feminist Theology Azila Talit Reisenberger

    The Legitimation of the Abuse of Women in Christianity Dr. Mary Ann Rossi

    The Ministry of Mary Lee Cagle: A Study in Women's History and Religion Stan Ingersol

    Lonergan and Feminism Cynthia S.W. Crysdale

    Chinese Women and the Family: The Christian Perspective Theresa Kung, Si-mi

    Chinese Women and the Family: The Buddhist Perspective Josephine Leo Fung-ming

    Chinese Women and the Family: The Confucian Perspective Eva Man Kit-wah

    Chinese Women and the Family: Discussion and Responses Cynthia R. Chapman

    Is God A Woman? Gayle S. Myers

    The Beguines: Feminine Piety Derailed Marygrace Peters, O.P.

    The Women of the Gospel of Mark and Contemporary Women's Spirituality Mitzi Minor

    Eve: the Mother of All Living Anne Baring

    Eve in Christian Culture Anne Baring

    Where Can We Find Her? Searching for Women's Identity in the New Church Marie-Eloise Rosenblatt, ed

    Love's Labours Unlost: Women and the Word Calre Amos

    Attending and Tending Anne Primavesi

    Love's Labours Unlost: Women and the Word Calre Amos

    God and the Human Being in the Writings of Gertrude of Helfta Gertrud Jaron Lewis

    Brigit of Kildare, Golden Sparkling Flame: A Study in the Liminality of Women's Spiritual Power  Edward C. Sellner

    Teresa, Feminism, and the Humanity of Christ Vilma Seelaus

    After Eve: Women, Theology and the Christian Tradition Janet Martin Soskice, ed

    Female Blood: The Ancient Taboo and its Christian Consequences Uta Ranke-Heinemann

    Gender, Power and Knowledge in The Strophische Gedichten of Hadewijch  Elizabeth Petroff

    Reclaiming Women's Part in Redeeming Mary Grey

    The Patriarchal Way of Relating Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

    Freedom from Stereotypes Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

    Feminism and Spirituality Catherina Halkes

    Feminism Come of Age Mary Hull Mohr

    Reclaiming the Truth of Women's Lives: Women and Spirituality Regina Bechtle

    Light Shines in the Darkness and the Darkness Has Not Overcome Her: Women and Wisdom Amy C. Tolpingrud

    Women of the Bible Editors of SIDIC Periodical

    Woman seen as a 'problem' and as 'solution' in the theological anthropoloqy of the Early Fathers: Considering the Consequences Dr. Marie-Henry Keane O.P.

    Divine Power Made Perfect in Weakness: St. Hildegard on the Frail Sex Barbara Newman

    God, Male and Female in the Old Testament: Yahweh and His "Asherah" Mark S. Smith

    Why were men considered superior? John Wijngaards, MHM

    Women's Images of God and Prayer Jill Robson

    Bonding: The Critical Praxis of Feminism Margaret Galiardi

    The Power of Images Monica Furlong

    Female Beyond the Signs Joan Faber

    Androgyny and Beyond Roland Martinson

    Rabbinacal Tradition on the Role of Women Hayim G. Perelmuter

    Women in the Workplace Penelope Washbourn

    The Incomprehensibility of God and the Image of God Male and Female Elizabeth A. Johnson

    God and Feminism John B. Cobb, Jr.

    The Effects of Women's Experience on Their Spirituality Sandra M. Schneiders

    Contemporary Feminism and Christian Doctrine of the Human Patricia Wilson-Kastner

    Christology and Feminism: Can a Male Saviour Save Women ? Rosemary Radford Ruether

    What Became of God the Mother? Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity Elaine H. Pagels

    The Role of Women in Judaism Jonathan Sacks

    The Role of Women according to Jesus and the Early Church Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.

    Woman, Human and Ecclesial? M. Nadine Foley

    A Feminist Perspective on the Jewish Woman Lucy Y. Steinitz

    Christian Tradition on Women Sandra M. Schneiders

    The God of Rebakah Piet Van Boxel

    Women in the New Testament Constance F. Parvey

    Women in the Talmud Judith Hauptman

    The Current Status of Women Cross-culturally: Changes and Persisting Barriers Constantina Safilios-Rothschild

    Home and Work: Women's Roles and the Transformation of Values Rosemary Radford Ruether

    Roles of Women in the Fourth Gospel Raymond E. Brown

    Women and Religion: A Survey of Significant Literature, 1965-1974 Anne E. Patrick

    Male Clericalism and the Dread of Women Rosemary Radford Ruether

    An Annotated Bibliography of the New Testament Teaching about Women C. E. Cerling, Jr.

    Woman in Christian Tradition George H.Tavard

    Authority and Paternalism Jack Dominian

    Jesus Was a Feminist Leonard Swidler

    Woman Catholic Encyclopedia

    Rights of Woman Jewish Encyclopedia

    Atitude of the Jesuits in the Trials for Witchcraft Robert Schwickerath, SJ., page 475

    The Old Faith and the New Woman George Tyrrell, S.J., page 630

    The true woman: a series of discourses Rev. J. D. Fulton

    Bible and church degrade woman Elizabeth Cady Stanton [1815-1902]

    Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters

    Theosis and Sacrifice: The Gendering of Salvation Damien Casey

    Christian + Feminist Elizabeth T. Knuth

    Global Women's Project

    The Liberation of Women: Religious Sources Nelia Beth Scovill

    The Status of Women in the Bible and in Early Christianity Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

    The Doctrine of the Inner Light: Evangelicalism and Women in the Society of Friends Martin Meeker

    Friends (Quakers) and Women Bill Samuel

    Women in Buddhism

    Feminist Interpretations of Certain Bible Passages

    God Language and Feminist Christology A website that argues for gender inclusive language. It includes these pages: Feminist Midrash -- Gnosticism, Christianity, and Sophia -- God vs. Goddess

    Religion: Quaker Women

    What Is the Status of Women in Islam?

    Women and Religion


  • Companion page: Women in the Church


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