Women, Religion and Leadership

Female Saints as Unexpected Leaders

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Barbara Denison
Routledge Studies in Leadership Research
  • New York, NY: 
    Routledge
    , September
     2017.
     216 pages.
     $150.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781138204843.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Emily Zimbrick-Rogers forthcoming.

Description

Women, Religion and Leadership focuses on women from the traditional context of women as leaders with chapters observing various aspects of leadership from specifically chosen religious female leaders and going on to examine the legacies they leave behind.   

This book seeks to identify and analyse the gendered issues underlying the structural lack of recognition for women within the church and to examine the culturally constructed narratives related to these women for evidence of their leadership despite the exclusionary rules applied to force their submission to the dominating forces. Finally this bookintends to draw out of these women’s stories the various lessons of leadership that invoke current relevancies among prevailing leadership paradigms.

Written by experts from disciplines as varied as leadership and communication studies to sociology, and history to medievalist and English scholars; Women, Religion and Leadership will prove key reading for scholars, academics and researchers is these and related disciplines.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Barbara Denison is professor and department chair of sociology and anthropology at Shippensburg University.

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