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Florence Nightingale in Egypt and Greece
Florence Nightingale in Egypt and Greece (December 1996)
Her Diary and "Visions"
Michael D. Calabria - Author

A remarkable spiritual testimony, this complete transcription of Florence Nightingale's hitherto-unpublished diary (recorded during visits to Egypt and Greece in 1850) reveals the troubled period during which she finally realized that the answer to her call from God lay in service to humanity.

Prior to her heroic efforts in nursing during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale experienced tremendous psychological and spir...(Read More)
 
 
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions (July 1996)
Volume IV
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

This forum discusses secularism, fundamentalism, feminism, and other contemporary trends impacting on women and religion.

This polymethodic, interdisciplinary, and multitraditional approach to the study of women and religion emphasizes the comparative dimension and establishes a dialogue between the humanities and the social sciences.

Volume IV includes the following contributions: Our Mother R...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion
Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion (March 1996)
Anne Feldhaus - Editor

The essays investigate the images of women and femininity found in the traditions of the Marathi language region of India, Maharashtra, and how these images contradict the actualities of women's lives.

"Many fine and illuminating never-before published translations from the Marathi (especially the poetry and folk epics) are provided in this book. Among South Asia scholars, Maharashtra is well-known to be one of India's ...(Read More)
 
 
Arguing About Sex
Arguing About Sex (July 1995)
The Rhetoric of Christian Sexual Morality
Joseph Monti - Author

This book is about current issues in sexual morality, the Christian church, and moral argument in late modernity.
"The author achieves a synthesis that is rare and difficult. By shifting the initial focus away from narrowly envisioned discussions of sexual morality to its larger, cultural, ecclesial or communal, and historical contexts, the author does great service in articulating a very 'rich' praxis appropriate to the cultural-spiritu...(Read More)
 
 
The Redemption of Tragedy
The Redemption of Tragedy (January 1995)
The Literary Vision of Simone Weil
Katherine T. Brueck - Author

Simone Weil's supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age.

"Brueck argues that Weil allows us to see in tragedies a 'heartrending but purposeful world order' at work; mystery, not absurdity, suprarational good rather than chaos or irrationality. This book contributed to my understanding and reading of tragedy." -- Christine Ann ...(Read More)
 
 
The Rise and Fall of Catholic Religious Orders
The Rise and Fall of Catholic Religious Orders (October 1994)
A Social Movement Perspective
Patricia Wittberg - Author

"It is a fine example of how to apply theoretical analysis to historical material in a way that sheds light on a contemporary social phenomenon. I have seen nothing in this genre with a similar respect for the complexities involved in the rise and decline of Catholic religious orders. This group--a sociological goldmine--has been largely ignored in the sociological analysis of intentional communes and communities. Wittberg's treatment is broad in...(Read More)
 
 
The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil
The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil (September 1994)
Miklos Veto - Author
Joan Dargan - Translator

Simone Weil is one of the major religious writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a unique blend of spiritual experience, social concern, and philosophical theory. She had marvelous command of the Western philosophical tradition, yet she also had profound insights into Oriental philosophies.

Since its publication in France, Veto's book has been considered by most scholars as the standard work on Simone Weil. Now this important book is avai...(Read More)
 
 
Spirit, Nature and Community
Spirit, Nature and Community (August 1994)
Issues in the Thought of Simone Weil
Diogenes Allen - Author
Eric O. Springsted - Author

This book covers the main aspects of Simone Weil's thought, drawing on her life where it is relevant for understanding her ideas. It is the fruit of many years engagement with scholars and scholarship on Weil in America, France, and the United Kingdom. The philosophical bases of her social and political thought, of her analysis of the natural world, and of her spiritual journey, as found in Plato, Epictetus, and Kant are uncovered.

The author...(Read More)
 
 
The Struggle is One
The Struggle is One (July 1994)
Voices and Visions of Liberation
Mev Puleo - Author

"If I were to choose a single book by means of which to introduce North Americans to the real meaning of liberation theology, it would be this book." -- From the Foreword, Robert McAfee Brown

"More than any other book I know, Mev Puleo's The Struggle is One, brings alive the world of liberation theology in contemporary Brazil for the North American reader. We meet the men and women from both the educated elites and the desperately poor...(Read More)
 
 
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions (December 1993)
Volume III
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

Just as a mirror captures a large area within its small limit, this journal reflects the otherwise far-ranging and far-reaching phenomena that are categorized as "women and religion." The Annual Review of Women in World Religions has been conceived as a forum for the latest historical and anthropological research on women in all religions. It is also a form for discussion of contemporary trends, such as the influence of secularism, fundament...(Read More)
 
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