By Elizabeth M. Bucar
Much feminist scholarship has considered Catholicism and Shi'i Islam as non secular traditions that, traditionally, have greeted feminist claims with skepticism or outright hostility. Creative Conformity demonstrates how yes liberal secular assumptions approximately those spiritual traditions are just in part right and, extra importantly, deceptive. during this hugely unique examine, Elizabeth Bucar compares the feminist politics of 11 US Catholic and Iranian Shi'i girls and explores how those ladies contest and confirm clerical mandates as a way to extend their roles inside of their spiritual groups and nationwide politics.
Using scriptural research and private interviews, Creative Conformity demonstrates how ladies give a contribution to the construction of moral wisdom inside either spiritual groups which will extend what counts as feminist motion, and to provide an explanation for how spiritual authority creates an unintentional range of ethical trust and motion. Bucar unearths that the practices of Catholic and Shi‘a girls are usually not in simple terms made up our minds via but in addition give a contribution to the moral and political panorama of their respective spiritual groups. She demanding situations the orthodoxies of liberal feminist politics and, eventually, strengthens feminism as a scholarly endeavor.
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Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi'i Women (Moral Traditions series) by Elizabeth M. Bucar