Sex Roles (2017) 76:520–521 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0721-z BOOK REVIEW Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights. Edited by Michele A. Paludi and J. Harold Ellens, Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger Press, 2016. 390 pp. $73 (hardcover). ISBN: 9781440838880 Rosara Torrisi Published online: 24 December 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 Editors Michele A. Paludi and J. Harold Ellens have compiled and Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox cultures. Importantly, a sim- an exciting resource for teaching and learning about the con- ple, yet exquisite, description of the feminism inherent in the nections between feminism and religion. The text includes Quran in Chapter 6, by Sayyed Moshen Fatemi is enlightening chapters by highly regarded scholars, each of whom discusses and refreshing for anyone uninformed or misinformed about Islam. the complicated and overlapping facets of feminism and reli- gion in seemingly effortless simplicity. In the introductory Feminism and Religion voyages through the historical con- chapter, the editors set the stage by arguing that religions are texts of religions and religious interpretations. Modern femi- tools used against women, benefit from women’s silence, and nist discourses challenge racist and elitist revisions of history, survive because of a dearth of public discourse about the place
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