To say I am a bit excited is an understatement. But it arrived yesterday! “Gender and Religious Leadership: Women Rabbis, Pastors and Ministers, my new book co-edited with my good friends and scholars, Hartmut Bomhoff , Kathy Eherensperger and Walter Homolka is out! I received the author’s copies yesterday. I hope you are interested in this important book.
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
It includes incredible scholarly articles by Professors Karla Goldman, Pamela S. Nadell, Yael Kupferberg and Katajun Amirpur, Katharina Von Kellenbach, Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso the first Reconstructionist woman rabbi and the founder of the Jewish Women’s Archive Gail Twersky Reimer among others. You can order the book here.
I hope you will!