Green sisters are environmentally active Catholic nuns working to heal the earth as they cultivate new forms of religious culture. Inviting us into their world, Taylor offers a firsthand understanding of the experiences of women whose lives bring together orthodoxy and activism, and whose lifestyle provides a compelling view of sustainable living.
Sarah McFarland Taylor is Associate Professor of Religion at Northwestern University.
Table of Contents
Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction 1. The Green Catholic Imagination 2. Standing Their Ground 3. It Isn’t Easy Being Green 4. “Changeless and Changing” 5. Nourishing the Earthbody 6. “The Tractor Is My Pulpit” 7. Saving Seeds 8. Stations of the Earth Conclusion Critical Mass:Earth Ministries in the United States and Canada Notes Acknowledgments Index
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This is one of the best books I have read on the lives and work of Catholic nuns in the United States after the Second Vatican Council. The book makes an essential contribution to the history of Catholic social justice and of American nuns. It is an inspiring call to service on behalf of our endangered planet.
Roger S. Gottlieb
What a delightful book! Intelligent, informative, enlightening and engagingly written. A sophisticated treatment of the intellectual issues is combined with a passionate concern for the real world. The result is that very rare academic work which is both true to its subject and genuinely hopeful.
Roger S. Gottlieb, author of A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future
Catherine A. Brekus
This is a superb, beautifully written book about Catholic sisters' involvement in the environmental movement. Taylor is not only an expert ethnographer who offers crucial insights into modern American religion, but a wonderful storyteller. Catherine A. Brekus, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Chicago Divinity School
Robert A. Orsi
This is one of the best books I have read on the lives and work of Catholic nuns in the United States after the Second Vatican Council. The book makes an essential contribution to the history of Catholic social justice and of American nuns. It is an inspiring call to service on behalf of our endangered planet. Robert A. Orsi, Warren Professor of American Religious History, Harvard University
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