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Original Fire: The Hidden Heart of Religious Women

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Original Fire tells many stories. They are stories of women from the past who dared to break out of the constrictions of their times and thus contributed in no small measure to affirming women's inner authority. And they are stories of women in our own time told in their own words, religious and those who would not identify with that description - all discovering a common ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published January 28th 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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Rosemary McCracken
Jul 26, 2016 Rosemary McCracken rated it it was amazing
Brenda Peddigrew’s thought-provoking exploration of the lives of Catholic nuns today, pinpoints the conflict between the desire of these women to remain true to their essences, and the structures of paternalistic organized religion and of their own religious communities.
That conflict, she argues in Original Fire: The Hidden Heart of Religious Women, is one of the most significant reasons why vowed religious life as we know it is currently in decline.
Just as women in general can’t be defined by
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