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The new nuns : racial justice and religious reform in the 1960s

Author: Amy L Koehlinger
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Koehlinger
ISBN: 0674024737 9780674024731
OCLC Number: 71427529
Description: x, 304 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Amy L. Koehlinger.

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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. This  Read more...
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The New Nuns, a beautifully written, scholarly but accessible work of archival research and oral history, provides an insightful analysis of the racial apostolate in the early 1960s. Amy L. Read more...

 
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