There are a select group of religious books that bridge across generations and cultures. Over seventy years after its publication, Mere Christianity stands in this class of work as it has been translated into over twenty-five languages and continues to be a source of inspiration today.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, when global attentions will focus on the achievements of women, and the steps that still need to be taken to accelerate gender parity. But what would four of the most influential female writers of the past make of the issues affecting women today?
Much digital ink has been spilled recently on the feminist stance of contemporary female pop stars. Since Beyoncé’s performance at the 2014 VMAs, when she sang in front of an enormous digital display that captioned Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words from We Should All Be Feminists, we have seen a range of performers labeling themselves feminists.