Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 168 pages
$ 18.99
Four women—Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Thérèse of Lisieux—have been honored with the title "Doctor of the Church." Elizabeth Dreyer examines the history-changing effect each of their unique theologies have had on our Church and our world. She explains how our understanding of the cross, the incarnation of the Holy Spirit, and the human person have been enhanced by the work of these women. They may not have planned to be thought of as theologians, but reading about their lives, teaching, and writings will have a profound effect on how you live your faith.Stock #: B36514

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Luisa Conroy
Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity?

Lots of inspiration from women that did not have much to start with. I like the questions at the end of each story.

Lawrence Reuter
Accidental Theologianis; 4 Women

very well written -- I am enjoying reading it!

Denis Hoelting

Good insights into the four women that are great examples of leaders to become a part of the Kingdom of God .

Margaret Docherty

Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity

George Williams

Wonderful introduction to these four mystics! I love how Elizabeth Dreyer describes the historical context pertaining to each Saint. Incredibly well written. I have since started to read the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila and look forward to The Interior Castle.

Elizabeth A. Dreyer is professor emerita of Religious Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and an adjunct professor at the Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the author or editor of nine books, including Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective, and has written extensively on topics such as medieval theology and spirituality, women’s spirituality, theology of grace, the Holy Spirit, and contemporary lay spirituality. Dreyer holds a doctorate in historical theology from Marquette University, and has done graduate work at Harvard Divinity School and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of St. Michael's, Toronto, Canada.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B36514

ISBN:  9781616365141

Publication Date:  9/5/2014

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christian Living / General

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X )

Pages:  168

List Price:  $ 18.99