Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women

by Susan Neunzig Cahill (Editor)

Hardcover, 1996




W W Norton & Co Inc (1996), Edition: 2nd prt., 395 pages


Spiritual experience is a liberating source of women's identity and their resistance to oppression. Moving from the Native American tale "The Creation of Spider Woman" and the poet-nun of Mexico Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to the contemporary African American thinker Marian Wright Edelman and the Buddhist shaman Joan Halifax, these visionaries see justice and love, loss, aging, and freedom. It inspires them to artistic expression and political action. This deeply moving collection of memoirs, stories, poetry, letters, prayers, and theologies is a source of empowering and uplifting thought for women in any time, at any age.


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LibraryThing member NeddieB
I read this book for a Women in Religion course in undergrad. I originally borrowed the book but purchased it after the course because I thought it was interesting--and we didn't get to cover all of the writings. If you are interested in the subject of women in religion and how they are represented
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