KADIN DİNDARLIĞI: BİR PARADOKSUN SÖYLEDİKLERİ

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Number of pages: 141‐166
Year-Number: 2006-2009-1-6

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Women and men have different types of religiosity as a result of their roles and status in the context of sociocultural life. Research indicates that women with their inborn biological characteristics and their position in social life seem to be much more religious both qualitatively and quantatively. The fact that women are much more religious is a paradox given their position in social life. This study deals with an analysis of religiosity of women that is regarded as a paradox. In order to carry out such an analysis, both gender and sociocultural role and status of women are used to investigate the factors shaping the religiosity of women. Thus, the assumption that women are much more religious is shown and analysed using factual samples from several cultures and theoretical information on the religiosity of women is provided as an outcome of the paradox.

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