Standing in the Whirlwind: The Riveting Story of a Priest and the Congregations That Tormented Her

Standing in the Whirlwind: The Riveting Story of a Priest and the Congregations That Tormented Her

by Nancy C. James
     
 

"Standing in the Whirlwind focuses on the author's tumultuous tenure as a rector of two rural Episcopal parishes in Virginia after working at a Washington, D.C. jail and teaching at Lorton Reformatory. Initially, both of the author's parishes support her charitable idea of inviting homeless African American individuals from Washington, D.C. to periodically join them… See more details below

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"Standing in the Whirlwind focuses on the author's tumultuous tenure as a rector of two rural Episcopal parishes in Virginia after working at a Washington, D.C. jail and teaching at Lorton Reformatory. Initially, both of the author's parishes support her charitable idea of inviting homeless African American individuals from Washington, D.C. to periodically join them for picnics. However, this acceptance quickly changes to a malicious plot of a few parishioners who begin to mercilessly harass her, kill her pets, damage her property, and actually attempt to arrange her "accidental" death. Some members of local law enforcement even take bribes, turning their backs on her cries for help." As a counterbalance to these horrific experiences, James finds solace and spiritual strength in fondly looking back upon her Alaskan childhood and in the mystical theology of Madam Guyon, incarcerated by Louis XIV for being a female religious thinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829816198
Publisher:
Pilgrim Pr
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.73(d)

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