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  • Title: Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women
  • Author: Susan Starr Sered
  • ISBN: 9780195104677
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback

  • Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women By Susan Starr Sered In this fascinating and pathbreaking work, Susan Starr Sered uncovers, describes, and analyzes religions, scattered throughout the world, in which women are both the majority of leaders and the majority of participants How are these women s religions different from those dominated by men What can we learn from them about the ways in which women experience and interpret tIn this fascinating and pathbreaking work, Susan Starr Sered uncovers, describes, and analyzes religions, scattered throughout the world, in which women are both the majority of leaders and the majority of participants How are these women s religions different from those dominated by men What can we learn from them about the ways in which women experience and interpret the supernatural How do women construct religion Looking for common threads linking groups as diverse as the Sande secret societies of West Africa, matrilineal spirit cults of northern Thailand, Christian Science, and the Feminist Spirituality movement, Sered asks whether there is anything particularly womanly about women s religions She finds that women s concerns and identity as mothers play a vital role in these female dominated groups Nurturing and concern for others are at the center, as are healing arts and ways of dealing with illness and the death of children Religion not only enables women to find sacred meaning in their daily lives, from the preparation of food to caring for their families, but can offer intense and personal relationships with deities and spirits often through ecstatic possession trance These religions provide women with opportunities to celebrate and mourn with other women, as well as forums for advancing women s social and economic rights and security In all of these religions, women priestesses, shamans or ritual experts embody the spiritual power available to women By examining the shared experiences of women across great cultural divides, Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister offers a new understanding of the role gender plays in determining how individuals grapple with theultimate questions of existence In the process, it not only highlights the profound differences between men and women, but the equally important ways in which we are all alike.
    Susan Starr Sered
    Susan Starr Sered born 1955 is Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University and Senior Researcher at Suffolk University s Center for Women s Health and Human Rights, having previously been the director of the Religion, Health and Healing Initiative at the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, and a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar Ilan University, Israel Her interests include both research and advocacy activism Professor Sered is the author of seven books, nearly one hundred scholarly articles, and numerous op eds and shorter articles focusing on women s health, mass incarceration, and a variety of religious issues, including from

    Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women By Susan Starr Sered

    Commentaires:

    Adrian Rose
    This is a book about female dominated religions around the world, concentrating on the reasons why women are drawn to these belief systems It is a book by an anthropologist who teaches at a college in Israel, and, as such, is full of both scientific and psychological theories that may make the typical reader feel a little overwhelmed However, the entire book may be summed up and understood just by reading the conclusion at the end, which kind of makes the reader wonder why they bothered with the [...]

    Jessica Zu
    This is a wonderful read I have enjoyed every word of it It is both eye opening and empowering In her book Sered analyzed a dozen of well documented religions dominated by women, meaning with women leadership and dominant women participants Based on previous anthropologists and ethnographers research, Sered successfully analyzed, compared and revealed many characteristics of women s relgions, e.g the intimate relation of child death and women s spirituality, the complex hierarchy yet lack of cen [...]

    Araminta Matthews
    This book is a great feminist, anthropological study into female based or female dominated religions I learned some hitherto unknown details about the Sande initiation, Spiritualism, and Shakers I was intrigued by the respectful treatment of religions that others have discredited as made up such as the Fox sisters exposure as apparent frauds in the establishment of Spiritualism It was a pleasure to see the academic approach here as no apparent judgment was cast on these evolved, newer religions. [...]

    Molly
    This book is dry and slow going at first, but then becomes deeply interesting, particularly as Sered examines the central role of motherhood in women s religions the social relational experience having a defining and central role rather than the biological experience as outside theorists might originally assume.

    Court
    Didnt finish Used for reference.

    Sophon
    So far this has been a great book It is an interesting look at several matrifocal societies and the women dominated religions.

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