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What is the major concern of your work?
Dr. Judith Plaskow discusses her hope that her work reaches beyond the realm of academia, and her desire to have an effect on the study of religion as a whole. She especially intends to reach out to scholarly women as well as other women of faith in a way that her questions and work might give light and inspiration to their common struggles.
Plaskow, Judith and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Judith Plaskow Engages with the Question: What is the Major Concern of Your Work?" November 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/164
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About the Interviewee:
Dr. Judith Plaskow is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. Her major interest is in feminist theology in the United States and Europe and she is co-founder of The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and co-edited it for its first ten years. Past President of the American Academy of Religion, Dr. Plaskow helped found the Jewish feminist group, B’not Esh. She has written two books, Sex, Sin and Grace: Women's Experience and the Theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich, and Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective and published other works of note, mostly on the topic of feminist spirituality. Dr. Plaskow is a graduate of Yale University.
About the Interviewer:
Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.