Post-Secular Feminist Research: The Concept of “Lived” Religion and Double Critique

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The frame of this article are post-secular conditions, in which dis- and re-enchantment happen simultaneously and are reflected also as political movements. Whereas schol- ars on religion, women and gender frequently request a deeper interest by secularist feminist scholars, the body of religion-critical literature concerned with populist anti- feminist movements have so far not been taken up by religious-affirmative feminist scholars. However, these global political circumstances pose the question, how a closer connection between religion-critical and religion-affirmative research could look like. In this paper, I will engage with the feminist concept of “lived religion” and “agency” as well as the in/exclusion of voices of religious feminists. I will argue that we need to include a methodology of double critique and to include the voices of religious femi- nists in order to see the available religious options for women who decide to take part in gender restrictive lobbying.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformation of Religion
Subtitle of host publicationinterdisciplinary perspectives
EditorsChristian Danz, Jakob Deibl
Place of PublicationPaderborn
PublisherBrill Ferdinand Schöningh
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783657790258
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2023

Publication series

SeriesReligion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 504014 Gender studies


  • Lived Religion
  • Double Critique
  • Feminism

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