Item description for Springs of Water in a Dry Land: Spiritual Survival for Catholic Women Today by Mary Jo Weaver...
Overview A collection of personal essays argues that, despite the Catholic Church's anti-woman teachings, it is possible to be both Catholic and feminist, drawing upon the intimate writings of female mystics
Publishers Description "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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More About Mary Jo Weaver
Biographical Statement: Mary Jo Weaver is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. In addition to her early work on Roman Catholic modernism, she has published two editions of a textbook, Introduction to Christianity, and two books on feminism and American Catholicism, New Catholic Women and Springs of Water in a Dry Land. She is the co-editor (with R. Scott Appleby) of a companion volume to this book, Being Right: Conservative Catholics in America.
Mary Jo Weaver currently resides in the state of Indiana.