This latest book by notable scholar and author Mary Pat Fisher reflects the growing interest in women in religion. Every chapter begins with a brief history of a religious tradition and women's roles in the development of that religion, giving students historical context. Biographical feature boxes and interviews are peppered throughout each chapter to provide insight into the personal experiences of key figures and practitioners. Extracts from holy texts, diaries, and articles, together with shorter quotations woven throughout the text, support and illustrate the main text discussion and enable critical issues to be raised and considered. This accessible text makes women's religious experiences and actions come to life in all their richness and variety.Mary Pat Fisher is the author of 'Women in Religion', published 2006 under ISBN 9780321194817 and ISBN 0321194810.