Princeton University Library Catalog

Angels on Earth : mothering, religion, and spirituality / edited by Vanessa Reimer.

  • Bradford, ON : Demeter Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
xi, 278 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"This collection brings together scholarly and creative pieces that reveal how the intellectual, emotional, and physical work of mothering is informed by women's diverse religiosities and spiritualities. Its contributors examine contemporary and historical perspectives on religious and spiritual mothering through interdisciplinary research, feminist life writing, textual analyses, and creative non-fiction work. In contrast to the bulk of feminist scholarship which marginalizes women's religious and spiritual knowledges, this volume explores how such epistemologies fundamentally shape the lived experiences of many mothers across the globe, and it further elucidates the empowerment and enrichment that women derive from their religious beliefs and spiritual worldviews. In doing so, it highlights the vital contributions that mothers have made, and continue to make, in transforming their local communities and institutions, as well as their broader religious and spiritual traditions."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Double scrutiny at the vicarage: clergy mothers, expectations and the public gaze / Sarah-Jane Page -- Intersectional mothering: a Black Baptist example / Deidre Hill Butler -- Faith shifters: exploring religious motherwork in the post-evangelical blogosphere / Vanessa Reimer -- Praying for more: motherhood in the American quiverfull movement / Emily Hunter McGowin -- Bridging sacred mystery and medicine: the role of doulas in contemporary child birthing / Bridget Boland -- Mothers of spiritual change: Julian of Norwich, Mary Magdalen, and Mother Teresa / Therese Novotny -- Binding ourselves to the truth: Quakerism and the paradox of liberated motherhood / Ann W. Duncan -- Motherhood in Hindu religion: glorification without emancipation / Zairunisha -- Text line, blood line: familial inheritance in non-biological queer Jewish mothering / Emily McAvan -- Reading Hindu devotional poetry through maternal theory: maternal thinking and maternal figures in Bhakti poetry of Sūrdās / Florence Pasche Guignard -- Charlotte Brontë's Villette as spiritual quest for the mother / Elvira Casal -- Storytelling as a way to reconnect and co-create spiritual contexts: conversations with five Muslim mothers / Rannveig Haga -- "What's a nice Jewish girl like you doing in a place like this?" Reflections on my unexpected and evolving journey towards Jewish feminist mothering / Sharon Lang -- Two mothers and two children / Rosie Rosenzweig -- "In your blood, live [with pride, my daughters]!" (Ezekiel 16) / Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David -- Joy unspeakable (or, A beautiful day) / Kathryn Bell.
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  • 1772580228 ((paperback))
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