Thursday, March 6, 2014

Women & Religion in World History

For Women's World History Month, you might consider some of the great lessons about women and religion from George Mason's  Center for History and New Media.  You'll find teaching materials with primary sources on topics like the Hindu practice of Sati,  Bhakti poets, and the Islamic empire.

You can also explore the Internet Sacred Texts  Archives which has a page relating "specifically to women and religion from a female perspective." You'll find historic feminist texts, goddess-oriented texts, and texts from "otherwise" male-dominated religions.

Here are some of the texts you might find; a page about the lives of Greek heroines, another with the poems of Sappho, a Hopi origin myth, and a Hindu chant extolling the thousand names of the Goddess.

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