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Using a socio-religious approach to autobiography, a sociologist traces her development within the Roman catholic Church and her journey from the center of that religious faith to the margins. As a Feminist sociologist critiquing the institution and its practices which exclude women from ordination, Women-Church, an umbrella organization of feminist groups within the Roman catholic tradition, is used as an example of what a more inclusive religious organization could look like.


This work was originally published in "Still Believing: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Women Affirm Their Faith," edited by V. L. Erickson and S.A. Farrell, Maryknoll and published by Orbis Books.



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