Chapter 1. Contributing to Continuity: Women and Sacrifice in Ancient Israel (Carol Meyers).- Chapter 2. Economies of Sainthood: Disrupting the Discourse of Female Hagiography (Kathleen McPhillips).- Chapter 3. Conditional Gifts for the Saints: `Gift" and "Commodity as Gender Metaphors in Shi'a Ritual Practices in Iran (Azam Torab).- Chapter 4. A Buddhist Gift Enigma: The (Im)perfect Generosity of Vessantara as Bodhisattvic Exchange? (Suwanna Satha-Anand).- Chapter 5. An Epic Cry for Autonomy: Philosophical and Ethical Thinking in a Daoist Woman's Ecstatic Excursions (Jinfen Yan).- Chapter 6. Embodied Divinity and the Gift: The Case of Okinawan Kaminchu (Noriko Kawahashi).- Chapter 7. Black American Women and the Gift of Embodied Spirituality (Stephanie Y. Mitchem).- Chapter 8. Women's Power to Give: Their Central Role in Northern Plains First Nations (JoAllyn Archambault).- Chapter 9. Food Gifts - Female Gift Givers: A Taste of Jewishness (Norma Baumel Joseph).- Chapter 10. Women and the Gift in Medieval South India (Leslie C. Orr).- Chapter 11. Abidah El Khalieqy's Struggles of Islamic Feminism through Literary Writings (Diah Ariani Arimbi).- Chapter 12. The Gifts of Wisdom: Images of the Feminine in Buddhism and Christianity (Morny Joy).
Morny Joy is University Professor in the Dept. of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary, Canada. She researches and has published in the areas of philosophy and religion, postcolonialism, and intercultural studies in South and South-East Asia, as well as in diverse aspects of women and religion. Morny has served from 2005 on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Religion. In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki. Recent publications include: Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion (Springer 2011) and After Appropriation: Explorations in Intercultural Philosophy and Religion (University of Calgary 2011).