Violence Against Women in Contemporary World Religion | Roots and Cures (Maguire and Shaikh)


It is no secret that world religions are often the purveyors of misogyny. Those same religions, however, also contain the cures for the violence against women that they have created and abetted. 

The contributors to this volume, all of whom are authorities in their religious traditions, mine the lost moral treasures of their religions and marshal them against the violence of sexism:

Liora Gubkin (Judaism) 
Christine E. Gudorf (Roman Catholicism) 
Hsiao-Lan Hu (Chinese religions) 
Grace M. Jantzen (Christianity) 
Regina Soares Jurkewicz (Roman Catholicism) 
David R. Loy (Buddhism) 
Daniel C. Maguire (Roman Catholicism) 
Mutombo Nkulu-N'sengha (indigenous African religions) 
Veena Talwar Oldenburg (Hinduism) 
Ouyporn Khuankaew (Buddhism) 
John Raines (Christianity) 
Maria Jose Fontelas Rosado-Nunes (Roman Catholicism) 
Sa'diyya Shaikh (Islam) 
Arvind Shurma (Hinduism)



Daniel Maguire is professor of moral theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee and president of the Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics.

Sa'diyya Shaikh is professor of Islamic studies and women's studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


Paperback: 248 pages (6 x 9 in.)