Gender and the Language of Religion

Gender and the Language of Religion is a collection of fourteen innovative research papers by scholars from around the world. Each contributor explores themes of gender, language and religion allowing for a reflection on how these elements work alongside each other in complimentary and contradictory ways.

Issues Explored:

  • Assertive, articulate and Islamic at the same time? How do British Muslim women online debunk negative stereotypes?
  • Hindu’s ‘ideal husband,’ the god Ram, requires his wife to walk through fire. How do religious traditions shape a gendered-self and how is this reflected in the language?
  • How do Saudi Arabian women talk religion in letters to the newspaper editor?
  • Why are female Evangelical college students so quiet?
  • Is feminism a core of Biblical revelation?
  • Who swears more – women or men? Why?

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