Enduring Lives: Living Portraits of Women and Faith in Action

Enduring Lives: Living Portraits of Women and Faith in Action


Author: Carol Lee Flinders
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781626980341
Format: Paperback
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“In this companion volume to her best-selling Enduring Grace, Flinders profiles the lives of four contemporary women of faith. Contending that her modern subjects are the spiritual heirs to saints and mystics such as St. Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, and St. Clare, she draws parallels between her modern subjects and their historical predecessors. Tracing the evolution of what she terms the ‘mother line’ through the centuries, she uncovers an unbroken line of succession linking the holy women of the past and the present. Fascinating enough to stand on their own, the individual stories of death-row-activist Sister Helen Prejean, primatologist and environmentalist Jane Goodall, Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum, and Tibetan Buddhist nun Tenzin Palmo serve as a collective inspirational tribute to the sacred feminine.” –Booklist

Carol Lee Flinders, Author

Carol Lee Flinders, who received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, is the author of many books, including Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics, At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst, and Rebalancing the World. She is currently adjunct faculty at the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality, Holy Names University, Oakland, California

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