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WOMS 210 Exam One Study GuideYou should know the terms on class outline each week. In Fisher text, know all terms highlighted in bold. In some sections below I have listed the specific terms ( to edit the amount necessary) If they are not listed it means you need to know all on that outline.Week One Women’s Studies in ReligionKnow influential feminists who challenged religion and women’s role in it -Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mathilda Gage, Mary Daly, Rosemary Reuther, Merlin Stone, Carol ChristCh1, Fisher-Know the difference in definition and meaning between “religion” and “spirituality” -What does Fisher mean by women’s “non-institutional spiritual roles” and why is this important? -What was the Malleus Maleficarum and why was it important to women? Important because it only identifies women as witches- What impact did feminism and womanism have on the study of women in religion? Feminism is tied to western and white womenWomanism tied to black and Hispanic women, take a different approach to feminism-What is androcentric and why is this important in religion and religious studies? -How strategies did women use to challenge institutionalized religions? Bagley, Intro 1-15 (Re-read)-Who was Mary Daly? What is an exodus and why does she argue women need to join the exodus? (people need to leave the religion and find one that will suit them better) -What do Bagley and McIntosh mean when they discuss “reform” or “revolution” responses to religion? -What have been the three stages of feminist study as described by Judith Plaskow? Analyzing and critiquing texts and instiutionRecovering womens historyreforming existing traditions and creating new ones-Why do the authors focus attention on women’s bodies in connection to religion? -What choices does Christ say women have within Christianity? Submit challenge or leave-In her essay, Daly argues there is a conflict between the basic Church teachings and the misogynistic ideas about women. What does she mean by these tensions and why are they important? Week 2 Rediscovering Goddess Traditions///Creation of Patriarchy & Shift from Goddess to God Terms: Creation myths, Matrilineal /Matrilocal /Matriarchy, Female power/Female body/Female will/Female heritage, Maiden/Mother/Crone, Venus of Willendorf, Inanna (goddess of love fertility and war pictured with serpent), Patrilineal/Patrilocal, Hierarchical, Polytheistic Labyrinth (under the goddess traditions)meditation that allows practioner to go through the heart of the goddess-What are some common characteristics of Goddess Cultures? What roles do the Goddesses play in these societies? How is the body of the Great Goddess depicted? Why is this important? Important because it shows there is a celebration of women-What are the theories about the transition to Patriarchy and the Shift from Female to Male Deities?What are some of the common characteristics of these patriarchal cultures?Fisher, 288-292 -What did M. Gimbutas find regarding Goddess worship? Why are these ancient Goddesses important to women? -What argument did Merlin Stone make about the suppression of Goddess worship?

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