From Library Journal
Instructors and seekers who slough in the fields of women studies and religion, desperate for a single survey text, will gratefully embrace this recent comprehensive work. Lindley (religion, St. Olaf Coll.) has undertaken the daunting task of presenting a cohesive review of women and religion against the backdrop of American history. Highlighting the instances of women inappropriately stepping out of their assigned places, she emphasizes the efforts (successful or not) of the historically unvoiced, including women of color and non-Christian heritage. Utilizing a plain, straightforward voice, Lindley steers clear of heavy academic oratory and is successful in her quest to "present the diversity of their voices with integrity." Her critical analysis, while neither deep nor extensive, should provide fodder for classroom discussion. Recommended for women's history and religion collections.?Sandra Collins, SLIS, Univ. of Pittsburgh
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About the Author
Susan Hill Lindley
was Professor of Religion at St. Olaf's College in Northfield, Minnesota. She authored You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America