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Women and Religion in the USA

30 Jun 2017Other Essays

Topic: 76150751 Women and Religion in the USA
Specifications: 1 page, 2 sources, APA Style
Description: Preferred language style: English (U.S.)
Find two resources on Women and Religion in the USA. Cite each source using APA format and then give a brief synopsis of the source.
Include a few sentences of your thoughts, comments, and understanding.
Conclude with implications to the Sociology of Religion.
Target credible academic resources. Stay away from Wikipedia and other bogus websites.
Ensure your synopsis paragraph keys on definition, explanation, and discussion. Synopsis must be in your words. Do not copy and paste. Do not plagiarize.

The two references that I have chosen for this paper includes:-
Washbourn, P. (1975). “Authority or Idolatry? Feminine Theology and the Church.” Retrieved on March 21, 2008, from Religion Online Web site: http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1893
Triana, C. – “An Argument for Christian Ecofeminism.” Retrieved on March 21, 2008, from Religion Online Web site: http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=71

The first reference that I have chosen is by Triana, who works as an Assistant Professor in Theology at the Northwestern University. It is with regards to three different areas that may be interrelated: - spirituality and creation, animal rights and ecofeminism. She considers that there is a strong relationship of how men dominate women and nature. She also offers a lot of information and research on Christian theology and ecofeminism. The author considers the Western society as one in which the nonhuman items would be put to meet the human needs. She considers certain ideas of Christianity as destructive and also finds that due to these ideas newer religious systems are being formed. She considers that both men and women require transformation. Christian ecofemisnism according to the author is an urgent change required for the development of theology in the West.

The second reference that I have chosen is by Washbourn who is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba. It is a critique on Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Most of the ideas and the feeling were drawn from the French Revolution and meant for Christian Theology. If an individual depends fundamentally on another individual, then the dependent individuals get dehumanized. The same would happen to dependent women in a men’s world. As Christian theology is based on authoritian relationships (Between the Pope and people, Bishops and people, etc), then such a theme would apply to the Church. In such a dependent relationship, obedience and love plays an important role.

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