Defecting in Place: Women Claiming Responsibility for Their Own Spiritual Lives

Defecting in Place: Women Claiming Responsibility for Their Own Spiritual Lives

by Miriam Therese Winter
     
 

This extremely valuable study containing many quotations and data from a survey of more than 7,000 women, documents the growing grassroots nature of feminist spirituality.  See more details below

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This extremely valuable study containing many quotations and data from a survey of more than 7,000 women, documents the growing grassroots nature of feminist spirituality.

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This study, by a Roman Catholic sister and liturgics professor, an Episcopal laywoman who teaches sociology at Hartford Seminary, and a United Church of Christ pastor, contains many quotations and data from a survey of more than 7000 women. The study reveals some of the pervasiveness of women's feelings of alienation from patriarchal religion, their response in revisioning God-imagery and Church, their seeking nurturing in ecumenical women's groups, and yet their frequent continued deep involvement in their own denominations. "Defecting in place" is the term these investigators coined for such loyalty in the midst of personal alienation. This extremely valuable study documents the growing grass-roots nature of feminist spirituality. Highly recommended for all libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824515331
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Miriam Therese Winter, a Medical Mission Sister, is one of the most beloved figures in the Catholic Church in the United States. She is professor of liturgy, worship, and spirituality at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut, and founder and director of its Women's Leadership Institute. She is the author of 12 books, including The Singer and the Song, Woman Wisdom, and Out of the Depths: The Story of Ludmila Javorova. She is also the composer of 15 recordings, including the gold record album "Joy is Like the Rain" and "Mass of a Pilgrim People." MT, as she is affectionately called, has served the poor on three continents and is much in demand as a speaker to all denominations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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