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Catholic women offer insights on theology and church reform
Catholic Women’s Strategies for Reform
Presenting practical strategies for reform and renewal of the Church, this strikingly direct volume brings together the voices of leading Catholic theologians who offer ideas for change while still showing that feminist reflection can work in support of the Church.
With insightful essays on a wide range of complex topics—from Catholic sexual ethics in the 21st century and practical theology in global Christian contexts to race, class, and gender and the next generation of faithful women—this inspirational anthology provides an exciting perspective into the lives of practicing women and the particular challenges they face within the Church. Contributors include Susan Abraham, Karen A. Barta, Rosemary P. Carbine, Francine Cardman, and M. Shawn Copeland, among many others.
Reviews and endorsements
"Brilliant essays on the nature and tasks of theology today. In particular, these authors stress the practical side of theology. Many contribute to new theologies of the Holy Spirit. Their voices are spirited, illuminating, and inspiring."
—Lisa Sowle Cahill, Monan Professor of Theology, Boston College
“A Wonderful collection of essays by women theologians which manages to be simultaneously broad ranging, focused, and deeply learned. The ever-living wisdom of the Catholic tradition shines forth, along with the challenge of reform.”
—Sidney Callahan, author of Created for Joy
“Prophetic Witness is exhilarating. These essays by wise women are provocative, illuminating the whys and ways that our Church must change. An invaluable contribution to the conversation about our Church.”
—Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
“A remarkable volume. To read through the superb contributions to this volume is to appreciate how many women theologians are now defining the larger theological agenda not just for women but for the whole people of God.”
—Murray/ Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Toledo