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Women, Identity and Religion in Wales

Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru

Women, Identity and Religion in Wales

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Author: Manon Ceridwen James

ISBN: 9781786831934
Publication Date: 12 March 2018
Publisher: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Cardiff
Format: Paperback, 235x157 mm, 156 pages
Language: English

This book explores the relationship between religion and identity in the lives of Welsh women today. Manon Ceridwen James looks at the recent history of religion in Wales, women's writings and the way in which women have faced and continue to face unique pressures to claim their identity and gain respect.

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Table of Contents:

1 What Do We Mean by Identity?
2 Constructed Welsh Identities? 3 Wales, Religion and Identity
4 Religion, Women and Wales 5 Life Stories
6 Welsh Identity and Religion in Women’s Writing
7 In Conversation with the Strong Woman
8 Constructing New Identities
Appendix: Research Methods
Reference List

Author Biography:

Manon Ceridwen James is the Director of Ministry in the diocese of St Asaph, Church in Wales, and is an honorary Canon of St Asaph Cathedral.

Further Information:
Key selling points:

• It is a study of the relationship between identity and religion in women’s lives in Wales today.
• It will help the reader have a better and more comprehensive understanding of the religious context in Wales to the present day.
• It will introduce the reader to theological and religious themes as well as reflections on identity in the work of several key female Welsh writers – Menna Elfyn, Jasmine Donahaye, Jam Morris, Charlotte Williams and Mererid Hopwood.
• It will help the reader to engage with issues of Welsh identity and religion and gain insight into challenges facing the churches today and engage with the lived experience of women in Wales.