Religious Life at the Crossroads: A School of Mystics and Prophets

Religious Life at the Crossroads: A School of Mystics and Prophets

by Amy Hereford
     
 

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With an aging population and the declining numbers of younger vocations, a great era of women religious is approaching an end. What will follow? As Amy Hereford shows, religious life has undergone reinvention many times before, and the end of one era signals the beginning of another. In this work she examines the currents that are emerging among the smaller cohorts of

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With an aging population and the declining numbers of younger vocations, a great era of women religious is approaching an end. What will follow? As Amy Hereford shows, religious life has undergone reinvention many times before, and the end of one era signals the beginning of another. In this work she examines the currents that are emerging among the smaller cohorts of younger women religious today, and explores the theological sources as well as resources in postmodern culture that will contribute to the reinvention of religious life in the future. Reimaging the meaning of vows, community, and mission, she provides a hopeful outline of how the emerging forms of religious life, in service to the world and inspired by the Gospel, may contribute to an emerging church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626980488
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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