Item description for Spirituality and Social Responsibility: Vocational Vision of Women in the United Methodist Tradition by Rosemary Skinner Keller...
Overview This collection of essays and primary source documents tells the stories of pioneering ministries of United Methodist women of racial and ethnic diversity, from the eighteenth century through today.
Women in the United Methodist tradition have long expressed their commitment to Christ and to their sisters and brothers. Here is a collection of essays and primary source documents that tells the stories of pioneering ministries of United Methodist women--of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds--from the eighteenth century. Each essay traces the individual faith journeys and self-understanding of its subject. The stories also reveal the sexism and racism that confronted each woman overtly or covertly in church and society, as well as their own attitudes toward it.
A selection of primary source documents by the subject follows each essay; these personal statements express vividly each woman's vision of vocation. In this way, the volume provides a lens for interpreting and analyzing the subjects' lives through their own words and enables women and men of today to identify with the commitment, experiences, and struggles of these pioneers and apply them to their own faith journeys. Thus, through the witness of these women, Spirituality and Social Responsibility calls the church to accountability and discipleship, both pastorally and prophetically.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.12 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 1993
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687392365 ISBN13 9780687392360
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More About Rosemary Skinner Keller
Rosemary Skinner Keller was Professor Emerita of Church History at Union Theological Seminary in New York City until her death in 2008. She had also served as Academic Dean at Union.
Rosemary Skinner Keller has an academic affiliation as follows - Union Theological Seminary.