Special Issue "Women and Religious Authority"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)
Dr. Jill Peterfeso
Department of Religious Studies, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
Phone: +336 316 2946
Interests: religion in America; American cultural history; catholicism in America; mormonism; women's studies of religion; religion and the body; performance studies
Prof. Dr. Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp
Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 125 Saunders Hall, CB# 3225, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3225, USA
Interests: American religious history; African American religions
A woman’s “place” within her religious community is complicated with social, political, cultural, and theological concerns. Changes to church polity do not always signal changes in a tradition’s faithful; meanwhile, women barred from formal leadership positions often exercise power in informal ways. Understanding women’s religious authority, then, always demands a multi-layered investigation. Attention must be paid to the conflicts that arise, the creativity that emerges, and the communities that develop around issues of women’s religious authority. This special issue of Religions enters this discussion, challenging and contributing to existing discourses, both religious and academic. Here, we investigate the authority (or authorities) women exercise within religious spheres. We will investigate questions about women in positions of leadership; contestation over religious authority owing to gender; and women’s theological contributions to religious practices. We encourage contributions from a variety of fields, including but not limited to history, theology, anthropology, sociology, or cultural studies. Multidisciplinary work is encouraged. We seek articles dealing with women from a variety of religious traditions (such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Catholicism, and Protestantism, and also New Religious Movements and sectarian groups). We welcome scholarship addressing all different historical moments, and occurring at any place on the globe. We envision this issue of Religions as an opportunity for scholars across the academic spectrum to come together, exploring the multi-dimensional, politically-fraught, and theologically-charged theme of “women and religious authority.”
Prof. Dr. Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp
Ms. Jill Peterfeso
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Religions 2011, 2(3), 358-371; doi:10.3390/rel2030358
Received: 27 April 2011; in revised form: 4 August 2011 / Accepted: 12 August 2011 / Published: 17 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (669 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2011, 2(3), 389-397; doi:10.3390/rel2030389
Received: 7 June 2011 / Accepted: 5 July 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (221 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Prophesying Women and Ruling Men: Women’s Religious Authority in North American Pentecostalism
Religions 2011, 2(3), 410-426; doi:10.3390/rel2030410
Received: 12 June 2011; in revised form: 15 August 2011 / Accepted: 19 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (334 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2011, 2(3), 449-468; doi:10.3390/rel2030449
Received: 22 August 2011; in revised form: 8 September 2011 / Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 22 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (364 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2011, 2(4), 628-648; doi:10.3390/rel2040628
Received: 8 October 2011 / Accepted: 17 November 2011 / Published: 22 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (489 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2011, 2(4), 729-743; doi:10.3390/rel2040729
Received: 16 September 2011; in revised form: 7 December 2011 / Accepted: 16 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (198 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Religions 2012, 3(1), 37-49; doi:10.3390/rel3010037
Received: 10 January 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 8 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (216 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Penitence, Confession, and the Power of Submission in Late Medieval Women's Religious Communities
Religions 2012, 3(3), 646-661; doi:10.3390/rel3030646
Received: 7 July 2012; in revised form: 23 July 2012 / Accepted: 25 July 2012 / Published: 6 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (215 KB)
Last update: 12 October 2012