Springs of Water in a Dry Land: Spiritual Survival for Catholic Women Today

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Beacon Press, Jul 1, 1994 - Religion - 168 pages
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"One of our most insightful feminist thinkers, Mary Jo Weaver here charts the difficult spiritual terrain facing women alienated from their religious background but searching for alternatives within it. Liberation theology, Process throught, Goddess worship, male and female visionaries from the past, Catholic women's communities at the present time, issues of gender and ordination: all are explored with lucidity, tact, and intelligence." --Susan Gubar, co-author, The Madwoman in the Attic

"Beautifully written, and highly readable." --National Catholic Reporte
 

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After a preface that poignantly depicts four prototypical women who struggle with their feelings of betrayal by the Roman Catholic Church, Weaver (religious and women's studies, Indiana Univ.) shares ... Read full review

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Contents

At Home in Her Own House A Search for God in Feminist Experience
1
In Search of the Grail An Experiment in Community
23
Called to a New Land Priestly Possibilities for Pioneers
37
Springs of Water in a Dry Land A Process Model of Feminist Spirituality
55
Who Is the Goddess and Where Does She Get Us? Neopaganism and Utopian Poetics
76
Spiritual Work The Practice of Prayer in a Hectic World
96
Epilogue The Nuns Chapel
115
Notes
123
Index
135
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Mary Jo Weaver received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She has been recognized for her contributions with the Indiana University Presidentas Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1998 and the Lily Endowment Grant.

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