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Elisabeth Behr-Sigel (1907-2005) was one of the most important Orthodox theologians of the twentieth century. For seventy years she helped her church, dispersed and uprooted from its cultural heritage, adapt to a new world. Born in Alsace, France, to a Protestant father and a Jewish mother, Behr-Sigel received a master's degree in theology from the Protestant Faculty of Th ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published July 12th 2007)
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Kristofer Carlson
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Elisabeth Behr-Sigel lived through the first and second World Wars, lived to see the fall of the Berlin Wall, and into the 21st century. She was one of the first women to receive a theological education in France; began her career as the first commissioned (rather than ordained) Protestant pastor before converting to Orthodoxy. She participated in some of the great theological controversies of the 2Oth century, including the two she is most well known for: ecumenicism and the role of women in th ...more
Emma
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
VERDICT: Essential biography of the most important woman Orthodox theologian of our time. Of interest to all desiring to rediscover the richness of Incarnation and how it can lead us to communion with others, a goal so necessary to our current world.


my full review is here:
http://wordsandpeace.com/2016/03/14/b...
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Karissa Sorrell
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This was a wonderful biography of Orthodox theologian Elisabeth Behr-Sigel! I was so encouraged by her work toward the ordination of women in Orthodoxy! I was thrilled to know that she was a contemporary of (and friend of) Mother Maria of Paris. These two women have touched my life.
Gail
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a well written book about an Orthodox Christian woman living in extraordinary times. She was a woman of courage, brilliant thinker and devote Christian. Well worth reading.
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