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The Transformation of American ReligionThe Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening$
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Amanda Porterfield

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195131376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195131371.001.0001

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Gender Consciousness, Body Awareness, and the Humanization of Religion

Gender Consciousness, Body Awareness, and the Humanization of Religion

(p.163) 5 Gender Consciousness, Body Awareness, and the Humanization of Religion
The Transformation of American Religion

Amanda Porterfield (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Awareness of gender roles, and gender role conditioning, became increasingly prevalent in late twentieth‐century America. As an outgrowth of the civil rights movement and experiments in consciousness raising, the women's movement promoted gender consciousness as an essential part of women's liberation. The close connection between gender and religion became increasingly apparent, especially as academic courses in women's studies explored these connections. Focusing on the writings of Mary Daly and other pioneers in feminist theology, this chapter shows how gender awareness became an important element in twentieth‐century American spirituality.

Keywords:   consciousness raising, Mary Daly, feminist theology, gender, women's movement, women's studies

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