This looks pretty great to us… The Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History, edited by Susan de-Gaia (abc-clio 2018) is an important new resource. Designed to complement general studies of religion, it focuses on that which has so often been left out – women’s roles in the history of religion, women’s experiences of the divine, and the divine as female. Its nearly 300 reference articles detail the numerous positive contributions women have made to their societies and the world through their development, leadership, and creative expression in religion.”
Riane Eisler contributed several articles. Her landmark book The Chalice and the Blade and her groundbreaking work in gender studies and cultural transformation is recognized in the Encyclopedia, and Susan expresses her thanks to Riane who helped to review the book.
The entries were written by experts in the fields of religion, gender studies, history, culture and society. A few of the notable authors also contributing to the project are Miranda Shaw, Miriam Robbins Dexter, Jill Hammer, Carol P. Christ, Vivianne Crowley, and Max Dashu.
This reference offers reliable knowledge about women’s diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures.
Published by ABC-Clio, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.