Call for Authors
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN IN WORLD RELIGIONS: FAITH AND CULTURE ACROSS HISTORY
Author-Scholars are needed for the two volume reference work, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History, to be published by ABC-CLIO Publishing. We seek contributors with expertise in
Women, Religion, and History to write articles of 500 to 2000 words, with overview, historical background, and selected details. Areas where scholars are needed include: Women in – African Religions, Ancient Greek and Roman
Religions, Baha?i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native American, Paganism, Prehistoric Religions, Shinto, Sikhism, and Spirituality.
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.
The deadline for the current round of entries is August 15, 2016. 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 sjdegaia[at]gmail.com. The encyclopedia title should appear in the subject line of your message.