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Religion and Philosophy

Resources about religion and philosophy including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and more.


Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary e-Journal

An academic, refereed journal published exclusively on the Internet, and devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms.


Women In Ancient Christianity: The New Discoveries

Scholar Karen King examines the evidence concerning women’s important place in early Christianity. She draws a surprising new portrait of Mary Magdalene and outlines the stories of previously unknown early Christian women.


The Roles for Women

Although later pushed to the side, women in early Christian communities often owned the ‘house churches’ where congregations gathered to worship.


The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas

This is the prison diary of a young woman martyered in Carthage in 202 or 203 CE. The beginning and ending are related by an editor/narrator; the central text contains the words of Perpetua herself.


Cornell University Witchcraft Collection

Contains more than 3,000 books, manuscripts, and related materials. An online selection of 104 English language books from the Digital Witchcraft Collection is also available.


Women and Religion from the Internet Sacred Text Archive

All of the major world religions deprecate women to some degree. This page archives texts which relate specifically to women and religion from a female perspective. This includes historic feminist texts on the topic, texts about Goddess-oriented spirituality and Amazons, as well as texts from otherwise male-dominated religions in the same vein.


Unitarian Universalist Women & Religion

Unitarian Universalist Women & Religion is dedicated to freeing ourselves, others, and the Earth from traditional, historical, and contemporary oppressive and patriarchal systems.