The new reference work, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions by ABC-CLIO, is seeking scholars to write one or more of the 300 entries that will comprise this work.
The Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions will provide a much-needed resource for undergraduate and upper level high school students researching women and the feminine in the world's religions.
The two volume encyclopedia will focus on women in world religions in the following areas:
Ways in which women live and have lived their faith – their activities, movements, leadership, and contributions
Expectations, perceptions, and images of women according to scripture, tradition, and organizational structures
Ways that religions view and have viewed women’s bodies as exemplifying divine or ideal attributes, and conversely, ways that religions view and have viewed women’s bodies as seductive, polluting, exemplifying evil or lower nature, etc.
Author-Scholars are needed for approximately 300 entries of 500 to 2,000 words each, and these will be organized A to Z within the following religions: African Religions, Ancient Greek and Roman Religions, Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native American, New Age Religions, Prehistoric Religions, Shinto, Sikhism. Sample entry titles include CHRISTIANITY: Abortion, Ascetics, Education, Eve, Homosexuality, Jesus Movement, Ministers, Saints, Sophia; ISLAM: Fatimah, Hagar, Muslim Brotherhood, Purdah, Reform; NEW AGE RELIGION: Art, Astrology, Dance, Internet, Karma, Ritual, Yoga.
Deadline for current round of entries: April 1, 2016.
Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic credentials in related disciplines to Susan de Gaia, Ph.D., General Editor, Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions at email@example.com. The encyclopedia title should appear in the subject line of your message. A list of available entry titles will be sent to you upon request.