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Women, Men and Angels

An Inquiry Concerning the Relative Spiritual Aptitudes of Men and Women

By (author) Dharmachari Subhuti
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Windhorse Publications, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Published: 20th Aug 1995
Dimensions: h 210mm
ISBN-10: 0904766756
ISBN-13: 9780904766752
Barcode No: 9780904766752
Synopsis
The Buddha welcomed and encouraged women followers. He founded an order of nuns and recognized women to be as capable as men of the highest spiritual attainment. So does the relative vigour of the masculine contribution to Buddhist tradition point to a complex of social handicaps operating against women - even to a partriarchal conspiracy? Or is it possible that women actually have less aptitude for the spiritual life than men? This book presents an examination of questions which, in an era of shifting social norms, new ideological orthodoxies and militant political correctness, may be perceived as loaded and unpopular.

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