Prophetic Witness
Prophetic Witness

Prophetic Witness

Catholic Women’s Strategies for Reform

The Church in the 21st Century


312 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9780824523305


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Presenting practical strategies for reform and renewal of the Church, this strikingly direct volume brings together the voices of leading Catholic theologians who offer ideas for change while still showing that feminist reflection can work in support of the Church. With insightful essays on a wide range of complex topics—from Catholic sexual ethics in the 21st century and practical theology in global Christian contexts to race, class, and gender and the next generation of faithful women—this inspirational anthology provides an exciting perspective into the lives of practicing women and the particular challenges they face within the Church. Contributors include Susan Abraham, Karen A. Barta, Rosemary P. Carbine, Francine Cardman, and M. Shawn Copeland, among many others.


"Brilliant essays on the nature and tasks of theology today. In particular, these authors stress the practical side of theology. Many contribute to new theologies of the Holy Spirit. Their voices are spirited, illuminating, and inspiring." —Lisa Sowle Cahill, Monan Professor of Theology, Boston College

Author Biography

Colleen M. Griffith is the faculty director of spirituality studies and an adjunct associate professor of theology at Boston College.