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The Resource The new nuns : racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s, Amy L. Koehlinger

The new nuns : racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s, Amy L. Koehlinger

Label
The new nuns : racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s
Title
The new nuns
Title remainder
racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Amy L. Koehlinger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1960s, a number of Catholic women religious in the United States abandoned traditional apostolic works to experiment with new and often unprecedented forms of service among non-Catholics. Amy Koehlinger explores the phenomenon of the "new nun" through close examination of one of its most visible forms - the experience of white sisters working in African-American communities. In a complex network of programs and activities that Koehlinger describes as the "racial aposto-late," sisters taught at African-American colleges in the South, held racial sensitivity sessions in integrating neighborhoods, and created programs for children of color in public housing projects." "Engaging with issues of race and justice allowed the sisters to see themselves, their vocation, and the Church in dramatically different terms. In this book, Koehlinger captures the confusion and frustration, as well as the exuberance and delight, they experienced in their new Christian mission. Their increasing autonomy and frequent critiques of institutional misogyny shaped reforms within their institute and sharpened a post-Vatican II crisis of authority."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koehlinger, Amy L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4220.U6
LC item number
K64 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuns
  • Vocation (in religious orders, congregations, etc.)
  • Selma (Ala.)
  • Antirassismus
  • Ordensschwester
  • Nonne
  • USA
Label
The new nuns : racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s, Amy L. Koehlinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-289) and index
Contents
Introduction : An apostolic revolution -- Church and society : the emergence of new nuns -- Education and training : tools for racial justice -- Vocation and negotiation : congregational dynamics -- Sisters in Selma : working under Jim Crow -- Project Cabrini : becoming sistahs -- The placement bureau : matching nuns with needs -- Conclusion : Endings and new beginnings
Control code
71427529
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 304 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674024731
Lccn
2006051650
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71427529
Label
The new nuns : racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s, Amy L. Koehlinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-289) and index
Contents
Introduction : An apostolic revolution -- Church and society : the emergence of new nuns -- Education and training : tools for racial justice -- Vocation and negotiation : congregational dynamics -- Sisters in Selma : working under Jim Crow -- Project Cabrini : becoming sistahs -- The placement bureau : matching nuns with needs -- Conclusion : Endings and new beginnings
Control code
71427529
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 304 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674024731
Lccn
2006051650
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71427529

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