Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Indiana University Press (May 11, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 12819290
Format: PDF Text TXT book
In Africa, why have so many more women converted to Christianity than men? What explains the appeal of Christianity to women? What does religious conversion mean for the negotiation of gender and ethnic identity? What role does religious conversion play as a tool for empowering women? In The Church of Women, Dorothy L. Hodgson looks at how gender has shaped the encounter between missionary priests and Maasai men and women in Tanzania. Building on...