Discussion Questions for Women's Spirituality

Use these discussion questions on your own or with a group to deepen your reading of the new book Women's Spirituality.

  1. What is Women's spirituality?
  2. Does Women's spirituality challenge God?
  3. What part does social equality play in Women's theology?
  4. Explain the importance of goddess archetypes and what they reveal about early matriarchal societies.
  5. What are some contemporary versions of women ancient rituals and ceremonies that women use today?
  6. Discuss how Jewish feminists such as Judith Plaskow, Phyllis Trible, Rachel Adler, and Marcia Falk have influenced Jewish theology.
  7. What is the pagan movement and who is Starhawk?
  8. Discuss the early monastic /convent movement of the Middle Ages and the role of nuns who expressed their spirituality through social action: Hildegard von Bingen, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila.
  9. What role did tribal mothers and female shamans play in Native American culture?