Gender and Religious Leadership: Women Rabbis, Pastors, and Ministers (Hardcover)

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By Hartmut Bomhoff (Editor), Denise L. Eger (Editor), Kathy Ehrensperger (Editor)
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This volume analyzes historical and recent developments in female religious leadership and the larger issues shaping the scholarly debate at the intersection of gender and religious studies. Jewish activism and scholarship have been crucial in linking theology and gender issues since the early twentieth century. Academic and vocational leadership and training have had significant, concrete impact on religious communal practices and formation across the US and Europe. At the same time, these models provide important avenues of constructive dialogue and comparative ecumenical and interfaith enterprises. This volume investigates those possibilities towards constructive, activist, holistic female ministerial leadership for religious faith communities.

About the Author

Hartmut Bomhoff is senior research fellow at the Abraham Geiger College, University of Potsdam. Denise L. Eger is an international Jewish leader and social justice activist and founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami (West Hollywood, CA). Kathy Ehrensperger is research professor of New Testament in Jewish perspective at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg, University of Potsdam. Walter Homolka is professor of Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Jewish-Christian Relations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781793601575
ISBN-10: 1793601577
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 2019
Pages: 346
Language: English