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Greenberg publishes review in Reading Religion

Jewish studies professor Yudit K. Greenberg has published a review of the recent anthology Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality in Reading Religion, a publication of the American Academy of Religion.

In the review, Greenberg assesses the case studies in the anthology as they relate to broader themes of the body, sex, and gender across a variety of religions, including the Hebrew Bible, Sinhala Buddhism, Mongolian Buddhist monasticism, Daoism, Islamic and Jewish mysticism, and Lutheranism. In her introduction, Greenberg notes, “The case studies offer insights into the rich category of the body in religion, illustrating the ways that the ‘body’ defines gender and sexual power relationships even as it challenges the coercive power of religious institutions.”