Women and Religion Comparison Essay by write123

Women and Religion
Looks at the position of women in the various world religions based on a collection of readings from "World Religions" by editors Arvind Sharma and Katherine K. Young.
# 106312 | 1,905 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 30, 2008 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Religion and Theology (General) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper explains that the Hindu inclusion of the feminist reform and succession translates into modern philosophical objectives common to the feminism approach; whereas, women of the Buddhist faith are often subjected to restrictions. The author points out that Jewish and Christian feminists have worked to obtain equality in the obtaining of religious education methods and tools, which has modified their restrictive traditions. The paper points out that the Islamic religion is the most oppressive religion in terms of women's rights and the feminist movement in general. Islamic women are most often treated as outsiders to the religion.

Table of Contents:
Hinduism and Buddhism's Feminist Theories and Thoughts
The Value of Confucianism and Taoism's Feminist Contributions
Judaism and Christianity
The Islamic Religion

From the Paper:

"Taoism's feminist contributions to the overarching conceptual discernment of a religion in tradition lay broad for several reasons. In particular, the female has long since been accounted equally through the religious and sociological aspects of Taoism, which has caused the mirrored development of feminism outward to the inwards of basis for other derivations of religions. Gender equality has existed in Taoism since its earliest years through the non-restrictive availability and opportunity for attaining spiritual enlightenment, growth and dissection."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • World Religions by Sharma & Young. New York Press, 1999.
  • World Religions by Sharma & Young. Strategies for Feminist Revalorization of Buddhism. Rita M. Gross. New York Press, 1999.
  • World Religions by Sharma & Young. Feminism and/in Taoism. Karen Laughlin and Eva Wong. New York Press, 1999.
  • World Religions by Sharma & Young. Confucianism and Feminism. Terry Woo. New York Press, 1999.
  • World Religions by Sharma & Young. Feminism in Judaism. Ellen M. Umansky. New York Press, 1999.

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