Faiths and feminisms

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In this chapter, I argue that while faith and feminism have often been seen at war, both have much to offer the other, and history gives the blueprint to demonstrate that this has been the case for a long time. Yet while much attention has been paid (often justifiably) to what feminism can offer various religious approaches, very little has considered the opposite. I contend that some of the discipline and external accountability offered within religious systems may be beneficial and refining to feminism. However, humility from all camps is required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion Matters
Subtitle of host publicationThe Contemporary Relevance of Religion
EditorsRick Sarre, Paul Babie
Place of PublicationGateway East Singapore
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811524899
ISBN (Print)9789811524882
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Faith
  • Religion
  • feminism
  • Sexism

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