feminism, religion, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, United States, philosophy, political theory, government, history, democracy
Are Feminism and Monotheistic Religions Compatible?
Dr. Roberta K. Ray
How compatible are the three major monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) with feminism and the goal of equal rights for women in Western democracies? A special focus is on how Christian religions have functioned as a barrier to equal rights for women in the United States from Colonial period through the 21st century.
Religion and Liberal Democracy: Are They Philosophically Compatible?
Dr. John W. Ray
American government is based on liberal democratic political theory. Based on an examination of the political philosophies of Locke, Mill, Rousseau, Hegel, Emerson and Rawls, Ray concludes that adherence to a liberal democratic political ideology is fundamentally incompatible with a religious grounding of political reality.
Ray, Ph.D., Roberta K. and Ray, Ph.D., John W., "Are Feminism and Monotheistic Religions Compatible? & Religion and Liberal Democracy: Are They Philosophically Compatible?" (2014). Guest Lectures. 3.