New Catholic Women

New Catholic Women : A Contemporary Challenge to Traditional Religious Authority

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"Weaver fills an important gap in women's studies through her investigation of the intersection of the women's movement with the lives of contemporary Roman Catholic women." -Iris "Mary Jo Weaver has charted the course of this new consciousness among Roman Catholic women." -Rosemary Radford Ruether "This is the first full-scale study of how the U.S. women's movement has intersected with the lives and aspirations of American Roman Catholic women." -Elizabeth Johnson, Religious Studies Reviewshow more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 139.2 x 208.3 x 22.6mm | 442.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253209935
  • 9780253209931

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Weaver addresses the historical context, theological response, and contemporary experience of nuns, laywomen, theologians, and women in the pew who struggle in an ecclesiastical community that energetically opposes feminism. She examines the new feminist consciousness of some Catholic women; women's roles in the parish; the relationship of women's religious orders to the women's movement; women's ordination; Roman Catholic feminist theologians; and feminist spirituality. Weaver has added a new introduction addressing the current realities of a conservative Papacy and more

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"... [An] inspiring study... Martin demonstrates again that she is a master at combining in-depth grass-roots histories with clear and provocative discussions of the theoretical literature." -African Studies Reviewshow more

Table of contents

New Catholic Women Ten Years Later Introduction 1 Who Can Find a Valiant Voman?: American Catholic Women in Historical Perspective 2 From Immigrants to Emigrants: Women in the Parish 3 Inside Outsiders: Sisters and the Women's Movement 4 Ordination, Collective Power, and Sisterhood: Foundations for the Future 5 Enlarging the Discipline: Roman Catholic Feminist Theologians 6 Affirming the Connections: Roman Catholic Feminist Spirituality Notes Indexshow more

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