Greek Orthodox church) and this largely concords with the commonly held view that women are intuitive, receptive to religious experience, and by lnaturel more devout than men.

More recent literature dealing with women and religion has attempted to widen the scope of discussion by considering material from different cultures and by placing the accounts of women's religious lives within historical and social contexts. It has often focused on areas of particular interest for female religious experience such as the worship of certain goddesses and women's cults. Perhaps more importantly it has turned its attention to the everyday religious experiences of ordinary women.