Women and Religious Authority: Contesting Gender and Power in Faith Traditions


  • Kathleen McPhillips Newcastle University




Feminist theory, women and religion, feminism, social action, women and religious authority, religious agency

Author Biography

Kathleen McPhillips, Newcastle University

Kathleen McPhillips is a sociologist of religion and gender and lectures at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has written extensively on issues concerning feminism, religion and gender and has recent publications in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and Feminist Theology. She is Managing Editor of Seachanges, the journal of the Women Scholars of Religion and Theology (WSRT) association, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Academic Studies of Religion. She is on the international editorial boards of Feminist Dissent and Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. She was a founding member of the Sydney Women-Church group, and on the editorial board of Women-Church: An Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (1987 2007) and has been engaged in feminism and religion issues for over thirty years.


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How to Cite

McPhillips, K. (2016). Women and Religious Authority: Contesting Gender and Power in Faith Traditions. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 29(2), 131–133. https://doi.org/10.1558/jasr.v29i2.31760

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