Announcing Last Call for Contributors to Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History

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Call for Publications
United States
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies
Author-Scholars are needed with expertise in Women, Religion, and History to write articles of 500 to 2000 words. Areas where scholars are needed include:  Women in - African Religions, Ancient Religions, Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native American, Shinto, Sikhism, and Spirituality.  The deadline for the current round of entries is April 1, 2017. Please provide a brief summary of your academic credentials in related disciplines (or CV)  to Susan de Gaia, Ph.D., General Editor, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions at The encyclopedia title should appear in the subject line of your message. See BELOW for title list and description.
  • African Religions: Women/the Feminine in/and Creation Myths, Marriage and Divorce, Religious Performers and Performances, Shamanism, Social Status, Witchcraft
  • Ancient Religions: Furies, Goddess Cults, Sappho, Women's Mysteries G-R
  • Baha'i: Women and - Education, Gender Roles, Heroines, Home Life, Ideal Woman, 
  • Buddhism: Women and - Education, Gender Roles, Ideal Woman, Household Shrines, Lay Movements, Patronage, Pilgrimage, Sacred Texts
  • Christianity: Women and - Christianity in America, in East Asia, in Europe, in Latin America, in Orthodox Christianity
  • Confucianism: Women/the Feminine in/and - Classical Confucianism, Confucian Revivalism, Feminine Virtues, Filial Piety, Kinship and Marriage, Neo Confucianism in China and Japan, Shamans and Seers, Stage of Life Ceremonies
  • Daoism: Women/the Feminine in/and - Celestial Goddesses, Convents, Founders, Healers, Lay Women, Nuns, Priestesses and Libationers, Shamans, The Tao
  • Hinduism: Women/the Feminine in/and - Matriliny, Tantra, Upanishads, Karma and Liberation, Writers and Poets
  • Islam: Women/the Feminine in/and - Education, Feminism, Islam in the Middle East, Islamist Women, War, Writers and Poets
  • Jainism: Women and - Marriage, Education
  • Judaism: Women and - Ancient Judaism, Art, Education, Oral Tradition, Peacemaking, Sabbath, Sex and Gender
  • Native American: Women/the Feminine in - Dance/Performance, Diversity, Elders, Storytelling, "All my relations," 
  • Shinto Religion: Women/the feminine in/and - Feminine Virtues, Filial Piety, Imperial Shinto,  Kinship  and Marriage, Shinto Weddings
  • Sikhism: Women and Education, Divinity
  • Spirituality: Women and - Sex and Gender, Meditation, Online Spirituality, Syncretism
The Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions by ABC-CLIO will focus on women in world religions in several areas: 
   1) Ways in which women live and have lived their faith – their activities, movements, leadership, and contributions
   2) Expectations, perceptions, and images of women according to scripture, tradition, and organizational structures
   3) Ways that religions view and have viewed women as exemplifying divine or ideal attributes, and conversely, ways that religions view and have viewed women as seductive, polluting, exemplifying evil or lower nature, etc. 

The work is organized by religion, then by topic title. A wide range of topics are included in each religion category, such as women's religious art, women's worship, women's rituals, women's leadership and organization in religion, women's social and environmental issues in religion, the feminine divine, women's and feminist movements in religion, women and holy days and seasonal celebrations, women's spirituality. 


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Susan de Gaia, General Editor, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions, ABC-CLIO

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