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Georgie Ann Weatherby

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 49: Overview: Women as Leaders in Religion and Religious Organizations

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Overview: Women as Leaders in Religion and Religious Organizations
Overview: Women as leaders in religion and religious organizations

While commonly the most faithful to worship, women have had a fractious, contentious relationship with religion through the centuries (Stark & Bainbridge, 1985). Offering a sense of stability (the hallmark of traditional religions), women have nonetheless sensed oppression via restricted, even marginalized roles and have, to varying degrees, fought back for change. Those most successful have made in-roads, but that widely depended on their particular church's overall openness to reform. Without the consistent push of women, however, ...

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