Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns (Oxford Oral History Series)

3.86 avg rating
( 29 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199757060: Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns (Oxford Oral History Series)

A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than forty different religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives were suddenly turned around in the 1960s--perhaps more so than any other group of contemporary women. Here these women speak of their active engagement in the events that disrupted their church and society and of the lives they lead today, offering their unique perspective on issues such as peace activism, global equality for women, and the clergy sexual abuse crisis. The interviewees include a Maryknoll missionary who spent decades in Africa, most recently in the Congo; an inner-city art teacher whose own paintings reflect the vibrancy of Haiti; a recovering alcoholic who at age 71 has embarked on her fourth ministry; a life-long nurse, educator, and hospital administrator; and an outspoken advocate for the gay and lesbian community. Told with simplicity, honesty, and passion, their stories deserve to be heard.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Carole Garibaldi Rogers has been an oral historian for more than 20 years. Her research and writing focus on the intersection of women and religion.

Review:


"Rogers has conducted an amazing series of interviews with female members of more than 40 different religious communities, weaving them into a vibrant tapestry reflecting the spiritual continuities and the corporeal changes that have defined their lives and their work during the past 50 years." - Booklist


"Rogers's richly detailed oral history will be welcomed by all who seek a deeper understanding of women's religious sommunities; those who are exploring such a life for themselves will find the answers they seek in these frank, honest, and moving stories." - Foreword


"This is an excellent read for one interested in the personal witness of women religious and how their lives of service are intricately woven into the past and present dynamics of the American Catholic Church." - New Catholic Books & Media


"...provides a rewarding read that offers the reader a compelling portrait of the lives of American women religious. It is a great resource for anyone interested in women religious, women in the church more broadly, or in social ministries." - Catholic Sentinel


"There have been too many books written by persons who have never entered religious life that make multiple judgments on how women religious live out their commitments. Some of them are favorable. Others border on the vitriolic. This author does not succumb to either temptation. Her sincere interest in women religious kept her faithful to the listening, honest in the recording, and sensitive in the integration of her own narrative. On behalf of women religious, I can only say thank you." - National Catholic Reporter


"Throught skillful editing of much longer narratives, the author offers readers a realistic and poignant portrayal of the 'uncommon change' sisters experienced from the 1960'd to the present."--Katarina Schuth, America


"A rare insight into religious life for women as seen through the eyes of the women themselves...a welcome addition to the history of women religious in the United States."--Theological Studies


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rogers, Carole Garibaldi
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780199757060

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carole Garibaldi Rogers
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than forty different religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives were suddenly turned around in the 1960s-perhaps more so than any other group of contemporary women. Here these women speak of their active engagement in the events that disrupted their church and society and of the lives they lead today, offering their unique perspective on issues such as peace activism, global equality for women, and the clergy sexual abuse crisis. The interviewees include a Maryknoll missionary who spent decades in Africa, most recently in the Congo; an inner-city art teacher whose own paintings reflect the vibrancy of Haiti; a recovering alcoholic who at age 71 has embarked on her fourth ministry; a life-long nurse, educator, and hospital administrator; and an outspoken advocate for the gay and lesbian community. Told with simplicity, honesty, and passion, their stories deserve to be heard. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780199757060

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rogers, Carole Garibaldi
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199757062

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rogers, Carole Garibaldi
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 319 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0199757062

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carole Garibaldi Rogers
Published by OUP USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP USA, 2011. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9780199757060

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rogers, Carole Garibaldi
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0199757062 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0049228

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carole Garibaldi Rogers
ISBN 10: 0199757062 ISBN 13: 9780199757060
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dra.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 319 pages. 0.454. Bookseller Inventory # 9780199757060

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds