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WOMS 210 Exam One Study GuideWeek One Women’s Studies in ReligionKnow influential feminists who challenged religion and women’s role in it -Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Daly, Carol Christ; Ch1, Fisher-Know the difference in definition and meaning between “religion” and “spirituality” -What was the Malleus Maleficarum and why was it important to women? - What impact did feminism and womanism have on the study of women in religion? -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 -Who was Mary Daly? What is an exodus and why does she argue women need to join the exodus? -What do Bagley and McIntosh mean when they discuss “reform” or “revolution” responses to religion? -What choices does Christ say women have within Christianity? -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, Patrilineal/Patrilocal, Hierarchical, Polytheistic, Labyrinth -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? -

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