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

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Pilgrim Press, 2005 - Religion - 184 pages
This spiritual autobiography focuses on Nancy C. James's tumultuous tenure as rector of two rural Episcopal parishes in Virginia. When she begins inviting homeless, inner-city African Americans to join church picnics, parishioners begin to kill her pets, damage her property, and even attempt to arrange for her accidental death.

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Contents

two The Rural Life
21
three The Mountain People
29
four Personal Struggle
36
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About the author (2005)

Nancy C. James is priest associate at St. John's Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. and a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary and her PhD from the University of Virginia.

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