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Women and Fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism

Negotiating Modernity in a Globalized World

by Patricia Madigan (Author)
Monographs VIII, 338 Pages
Series: Religions and Discourse, Volume 53

Summary

This book takes a historical-theological approach to understanding the complex relationships among gender, religion, economics and politics in a global context, with particular reference to Islam and Catholicism as two worldwide, culturally diverse and patriarchal religious traditions. It looks at ways in which Catholic and Muslim women, both within and between their respective traditions, are critiquing fundamentalist theological and cultural positions and reclaiming their rightful place within the life of their religious traditions. In so doing, it argues that they offer to their respective religious communities, and beyond, a holistic way of negotiating the impact of modernity in a globalized world. The final chapter of the book gives voice to some Australian Muslim and Catholic women who, at a local level, reflect many of the overall concerns of women who find themselves at the cutting edge of their respective religious tradition’s negotiation of modernity.

Details

Pages
VIII, 338
ISBN (PDF)
9783035300970
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034302760
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (March)
Tags
fundamentalist theological and cultural positions women and fundamentalism in Islam and Catholicism Australian Muslim and Catholic women complex relationships between gender, religion, economics and politics in a global context
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. VIII, 338 pp.

Biographical notes

Patricia Madigan (Author)

Patricia Madigan is Chair of the Broken Bay Catholic Diocesan Commission for Interfaith Relations and Chair of the Living Faiths Commission of the New South Wales Ecumenical Council (Sydney). She completed her studies in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue at Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, and Harvard Divinity School, where she specialized in Christian-Muslim relations. She was awarded her PhD in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney.

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