Gen­der and Reli­gious Lead­er­ship: Women Rab­bis, Pas­tors, and Ministers

Hart­mut Bomhoff, Denise L. Eger, Kathy Ehrensperg­er, Wal­ter Homol­ka (Edi­tors)

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February 11, 2019

This vol­ume ana­lyzes his­tor­i­cal and recent devel­op­ments in female reli­gious lead­er­ship and the larg­er issues shap­ing the schol­ar­ly debate at the inter­sec­tion of gen­der and reli­gious stud­ies. Jew­ish activism and schol­ar­ship have been cru­cial in link­ing the­ol­o­gy and gen­der issues since the ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry. Aca­d­e­m­ic and voca­tion­al lead­er­ship and train­ing have had sig­nif­i­cant, con­crete impact on reli­gious com­mu­nal prac­tices and for­ma­tion across the US and Europe. At the same time, these mod­els pro­vide impor­tant avenues of con­struc­tive dia­logue and com­par­a­tive ecu­meni­cal and inter­faith enter­pris­es. This vol­ume inves­ti­gates those pos­si­bil­i­ties towards con­struc­tive, activist, holis­tic female min­is­te­r­i­al lead­er­ship for reli­gious faith communities.

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