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All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality

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H. L. Mencken first identified the South as the “Bible Belt” in the 1920s. To be sure, religion shapes and defines even those Southerners who don’t think of themselves as particularly religious. Practically no one who grows up Southern can escape being shaped, stimulated, harmed, or informed by religion and spirituality.
All Out of Faith gives voice to southern women writ
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Hardcover, 216 pages
Published August 7th 2006 by University Alabama Press
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Cheryl
Sep 05, 2012 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Excellent compilation of essays by Southern women who have experienced faith and spirituality in their personal lives. Some remain faithful, others have changed their beliefs, some have relinquished traditional faith; but I would say they all remain spiritual in some form or other. It is thought provoking and extremely interesting to one who grew up in Georgia and migrated to Texas as an adult.

Many of the authors were reared in Alabama, some in Birmingham, in the Civil Rights era. Some were rear
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Tracy
Jul 14, 2008 Tracy rated it it was ok
I never could quite finish this book, hard as I tried. While a couple of the excerpts made me want to read the larger stories from which they were taken, the book as a whole did not read smoothly, and many of the excerpts felt choppy.
Margaret Collins
Aug 14, 2016 Margaret Collins rated it liked it
This is an interesting collection. A little uneven. I picked it because of Dorothy Allison and Mab Segrest, whose essays I liked. Some great stuff though.
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I was just curious about the theological journeys of some of the southern writers I've enjoyed. This had interesting essays. Not too shocked or surprising, but good as a reference.
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