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Title Making gender in the intersection of the human and the divine / edited by Muhammad Shafiq and Thomas Donlin-Smith
Published United Kingdom : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 361 pages)
Contents Introduction: Making gender in the intersection of the human and the divine / Thomas Donlin-Smith -- Locating a woman of worth: an examination of space and gender construction in Proverbs 31 / Amy J. Chase -- Proverbs 31:10-31 and the ideal Christian wife today: making the Proverbs 31 woman / John W. Fadden -- The feminine in the Qur'an: reading Mary in light of Adam / Hussam S. Timani -- When father doesn't know best: Dharmic conversion in chapter 27 of the Lotus Sūtra / John M. Thompson -- Malakoi and Arsenokoitai: more than gay sex / José-David Padilla -- Constructs of masculinity in Shī'ī online English-language Majālis: the use of hagiography and Qur'an to convey gender binaries / Nicole Correri -- Casting against type: Sarah and the strong woman in the works of John Chrysostom / Rev. Demetrios E. Tonias -- A deceitful whore?: Rahab in the ancient North African Christian tradition / Jonathan P. Yates -- By the book: women as calligraphers and patrons of the Qur'an / Michael D. Calabria -- Liberation in renunciation: women choosing the monastic life in early Buddhism / Sharmila Kasbekar -- Religious dynamism and feminist action: anchors of contemporary feminist spirituality / Mary E. Hunt -- The subversive Jewish feminist body: creating spaces of protest through embodiment in synagogue life / Amy K. Milligan -- A Qur'anic view of gender and gender relations / Imam Ali Siddiqui -- Is it necessary to break the rules?: a comparative look at Amina Wadud and the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement / Kate Mroz -- Masculinities in the Islamic tradition: rethinking gender dynamics in the prophetic teachings / Maha Badissy -- Inclusion of women and LGBTQ persons in Orthodox Judaism / Saundra Sterling Epstein -- Women's rituals, gendered rituals: traditional praxis and strategic interventions / Nawaraj Chaulagain
Summary This collection of essays challenges the traditional patriarchal approach to sacred literature by highlighting gender parity in sacred texts and envisioning the rise of the matriarchy in the future. The authors redefine Biblical Greek words like malakoi and arsenokoitai used in condemnation of homosexuality, and Qur'anic words like darajah and qawwamun, used for establishing patriarchy. One author reexamines the role of the Nepalese Teej festival of fasting and worship of the god Shiva in promoting male hegemony in Hinduism. Other papers examine passages like Proverbs 31:1-31, the stories of S
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SUBJECT Bible -- Translating.
Qurʼan -- Translating.
Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra -- Translating
Bible fast
Qurʼan fast
Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra fast
Subject Sacred books.
Sex differences -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Sacred books
Sex differences -- Religious aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Shafiq, Muhammad, editor
Donlin-Smith, Thomas, editor
ISBN 9781527527942