Feminist philosophy of religion has developed in recent years because of the identification and exposure of explicit sexism in much of the traditional philosophical thinking about religion. The struggle with a discipline shaped almost exclusively by men has led feminist philosophers to redress the problematic biases of gender, race, class and sexual orientation of the traditional subject.
Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Critical Readings brings together new and key writings on the core topics and approaches to this growing field. Each essay exhibits a distinctive theoretical approach and the readings appropriate insights from the fields of literature, theology, philosophy, gender and cultural studies. Beginning with a general introduction, Part One of the Reader explores important approaches to the feminist philosophy of religion, including psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, postmetaphysical and epistemological frameworks. In Part Two the authors survey significant topics including questions of divinity, embodiment, autonomy and spirituality, and religious practice. Supported by explanatory prefaces and an extensive thematic bibliography, Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Critical Readings is an important resource for this new area of study.