Women and Spirituality

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - 178 pages
Written by an acclaimed scholar to enrich and complete the vision offered by traditional Western spirituality, Women and Spirituality demonstrates that women, as women, have a valuable contribution to make to religion. This new edition is revised and updated in light of thirteen years of feminism, including new biblical role models and a new chapter on women's special relationship to time. Prodding readers to pay attention to their own experiences, Ochs challenges traditional religious concepts such as solitary struggle, otherworldliness, and the spiritual journey to a distant goal, and shows how women's spirituality focuses on relationships with others, commitment to this world, and engagement with the present.

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Ecstasy Religion and Spirituality
5
The Context of Spirituality
15
Women and Spirituality
27
A Spirituality of This World
45
Circumstance Conflict Suffering and Guilt
57
Death
71
Love Unity Joy Contribution and Birth
89
Beyond Solitude to Compassion
103
The Spiritual Walk
113
Time
129
A New Spirituality
145
Notes
159
Works Cited
167
Index
173
About the Author
177
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Carol Ochs is the author of Behind the Sex of God, An Ascent to Joy, The Noah Paradox, and Song of the Self. She teaches spirituality at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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