Articles on Women and Religion
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Numinous Experiences and Reflexive Spirituality in the Formation of Religious Capital Among Feminist Women
A paper by Dr. Adair Lummis presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion Philadelphia, August 2005.
Bibliography of Clergy Women and Lay Women Studies
Prepared by the Office of Research, General Council on Ministries in Ohio.
Summary of Major Findings on a 2003 Survey of the NCC Justice for Women Network
Authored by Karen Hessel, this paper describes some of the major results of a survey sent out to those in the NCC Justice for Women network in July-August, 2003.
Reaching Toward Wholeness II: Highlights of the 21st Century Survey, The Participation of Women in the Episcopal Church
Presented at the 2003 General Convention, Dr. Lummis provided research analysis for this survey
Women's Path Into Ministry: Six Major Studies
In a review of six major studies on clergywomen, Edward C. Lehman, Jr., argues that women's ordination is one of the most significant recent developments in American religion.
Women Clergy Research and the Sociology of Religion
Written by Adair T. Lummis and Paula D. Nesbitt and printed in Sociology of Religion, Spring 2001.
Women, men and styles of clergy leadership
A summary of the Clergy Women study by Barbara Brown Zikmund, Adair T. Lummis and Patricia M. Y. Chang. You may also want to read:
What percentage of pastors are female? a research summary from this study
Women's Role in Historic Religious and Political Movements
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Inger Furseth
Molly Mormons, Mormon Feminists and Moderates: Religious Diversity and the Latter Day Saints Church
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Lori G. Beaman
Women's Spirituality Research: Doing Feminism
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Tanice G. Foltz
Gender and Religious Work
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Zoey A. Heyer-Gray
Hidden Truths and Cultures of Secrecy: Reflections on Gender and Ethnicity in the Study of Religion
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Janet Liebman Jacobs
Boundaries and Silences in a Post-Feminist Sociology
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Penny Edgell Becker
The Gender Paradox in Work Satisfaction and the Protestant Clergy. (Statistical Data Included)
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Elaine M. McDuff
A Clergywoman of the New Generation: Evolving Interpretations of Gender and Faith
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Robin Albee
Personal Encounters with Sociology, Religion, and Issues of Gender
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Lenora Sleep
Women and Clergywomen
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Joy Charlton
Language, Gender, and Context in an Immigrant Ministry: New Spaces for the Pastor's Wife
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Ann M. Detwiler-Breidenbach
Mother Mary: The (Re)Construction of a Female Icon
From Sociology of Religion, Spring, 2001 by Michelle Spencer-Arsenault
The Stained Glass Ceiling: Career Attainment for Women Clergy
From Sociology of Religion, Fall, 2000 by Paul Sullins
Women of the Cloth: A New Opportunity for the Churches
A 1983 out of print book about changes that cultural images are undergoing as increasing numbers of women enter the ordained ministry of several Protestant denominations. Written by Jack W. Carroll, Barbara Hargrove, Adair T. Lummis.
"Recent Work on Women in Twentieth-Century Protestantism"
A very good bibliographic essay of recent writings on the topic of women and religion by the Institute for the Study of Evangelicalism's Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism project.
New Resources for Teaching Women and Religion
Essay by the Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism project of the Institute for the Study of Evangelicalism.
Thinking About Women's Ordination
An excellent essay on recent writings about the topic of women's ordination with a helpful bibliographic listing by the Institute for the Study of Evangelicalism's Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism project.
Women at the End of the World: Christian
Fundamentalist Millenarianism As An Engendering
An examination of the gender roles in millennial fundamentalist Christian groups.
Episcopal Women's Ministries
A listing of helpful links by this woman's organization.
The Liberation of Women: Religious Sources
by Nelia Beth Scovill
On Being a Muslim Woman: Laws and Practices
by Nawal H. Ammar, Ph.D., Assistant Kent State University, Trumbull