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WOMEN’S STUDIES - SELECTED PUBLISHED BOOKS AND ARTICLES
PLUS UNPUBLISHED PAPERS USED IN CLASSES

BOOKS

Editor, Women’s Leadership in Marginal Religions: Explorations Outside the Mainstream. 1993. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Editor, Religious Institutions and Women’s Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream. 1996. Studies in Comparative Religion Series. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Going Beyond and Retaining Charisma: Women’s Leadership in Marginal Religions.” Introduction to Women’s Leadership in Marginal Religions: Explorations Outside the Mainstream, ed. Catherine Wessinger. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993, 1-19.

“Woman Guru, Woman Roshi: The Legitimation of Female Religious Leadership in Hindu and Buddhist Groups in America.” In Women’s Leadership in Marginal Religions: Explorations Outside the Mainstream, ed. Catherine Wessinger. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993, 125-46.

“The Feminism of ‘Universal Brotherhood’: Women in the Theosophical Movement,” coauthored with Robert Ellwood. In Women’s Leadership in Marginal Religions: Explorations Outside the Mainstream, ed. Catherine Wessinger. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993, 68-87.

“Women’s Religious Leadership in America.” In The 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions: Selected Speeches, ed. Daniel Ross Chandler. Fort Worth, Tex.: CyberSpace Publishing, 1994.

“Women’s Religious Leadership in the United States.” Introduction to Religious Institutions and Women’s Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream, ed. Catherine Wessinger. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996, 3-36.

“Key Events for Women’s Religious Leadership in the United States - Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.” Chronology in Religious Institutions and Women’s Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream, ed. Catherine Wessinger. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996, 347-401.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

“Charisma” (657 words), “Leadership” (1,393 words), “Ordination in Christianity” (1,051 words), “Theosophy” (750 words) in Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion, ed. Serinity Young. Macmillan, 1998.

“Sects and cults” (500 words) in Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge, ed. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender. New York: Routledge, 2000.

“Theosophy, New Thought, and New Age Movements” co-authored with Dell deChant and William Michael Ashcraft (11,583 words). In The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, ed. Rosemary Radford Ruether and Rosemary Skinner Keller, 2: 753-68. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

UNPUBLISHED PAPERS USED IN COURSES

“Women in Prehistory and the Origins of Patriarchy: Evidence and Theories from Archaeology, Anthropology, History, and Psychology”

“Women in Mescalero and Chiricahua Apache Religions and Cultures”

“Women in Yoruba Religions and Cultures”