Religion, Gender & Sexuality

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Gender Secularization Theory: Woodhead
Understandings of gender differences will enhance understandings of secularization; contemporary womens patterns of religion in their lives; m:f 40:60 church ratios.
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The Kendal Project: Heelas & Woodhead
25 Churches decline, 60% female attendees; 126 alternative spirituality groups; 80% attendees & leaders female.
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Wicca: Gerald Gardner
England, 1954: Duotheism; mother Goddess & Horned God: Hard polytheism - monotheism: 8 seasonal festivals; sabats
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Queer Spirituality
Spirituality mainly individual
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"Queering the Church"
"towards a reality based theology"
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Leviticus 18:22
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is an abomination"
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Elisabeth Cody Stanton
American writer, anti slavery campaigner & women's freedom activist, "The Women's Bible"
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"The Women's Bible"
Elisabeth Cody Stanton, removed all the sexist passages of the Bible & added commentary with a group of women, return to what is really being said, beginning of feminist theology
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Mary Daly
American nun & lecturer, "Beyond God the Father"; rid of Christian male imagery, "if God is male, then the male is God" (1973)
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Cordelia Fine: Delusions of Gender 2010
Written to debate the idea that men and women have hardwired differences; evidence is faulty, exgerrated; societal & cultural beliefs
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Thomas Laqueur: Making Sex 1990
Idea of 2 genders a modern construct; e.g. Greeks (hu)man
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Nancy Ammerman: Everyday Religon 2006
Focus on the reality in peoples lives, other studies focus on institutiosns and special occasions
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