Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia

Sisters in Arms Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia This is a history of Catholic nuns in the Western world Unfolding century by century it encompasses every period from Mary Magdalen at the dawn of Christianity to the present

  • Title: Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia
  • Author: Jo Ann Kay McNamara
  • ISBN: 9780674809857
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a history of Catholic nuns in the Western world Unfolding century by century, it encompasses every period from Mary Magdalen at the dawn of Christianity to the present.

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    1. Anyone who has seen and understood the Blues Brothers with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd will understand what great qualities this book has. It is a profoundly erudite, thoroughly researched and tremendously eloquent book that tells the history of the female religious orders and their extraordinary contributions to the Catholic Church. Christians do not follow a dogma, they follow a person Jesus. You come to know him by letting him become your friend. For large numbers of Christians like Jake and [...]

    2. Sisters in Arms is a hefty tome (well over 700 pages in hardback) covering the history of nuns and canonesses in the Catholic tradition from the beginning of the church through to the mid 1990s. McNamara has written an account of women religious and their contributions to both the church and their wider societies which is decidedly celebratory. She sees nuns as more than just adjuncts to monks and priests, but as active preservers of the important role which the laity had in the early church. It [...]

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