January 3, 2019
CPS is happy to announce that Riane Eisler has recently contributed to the new Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History (Nov. 2018), edited by Susan de-Gaia. An important new resource, the Encyclopedia is designed to complement general studies of religion, and 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.
The entries were written by experts in the fields of religion, gender studies, history, culture and society. A few of the notable authors contributing to the project are Miranda Shaw, Miriam Robbins Dexter, Jill Hammer, Carol P. Christ, Vivianne Crowley, Max Dashu, and Riane Eisler. Eisler, whose work on the “partnership-domination social scale” is foundational to understanding the role of religion in social and gender relations, contributes two entries that demonstrate the importance of women at a time when the world most needs to heal spiritually, socially, and ecologically.
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