Dana Greene The Living of Maisie Ward

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Fighting against the powerful constraints of her upbringing, this biography focuses on Ward's contribution to Catholicism. Throughout her life she wrote, lectured and raised money for her causes; founding the Catholic Housing Aid Society, and the Catholic publishers, Sheed and Ward.

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Dana Greene is dean of Oxford College of Emory University and a highly respected authority on Evelyn Underhill's life and writing. She is the author of the most comprehensive and scholarly Underhill biography, Evelyn Underhill: Artist of the Infinite Life, and editor of Fragments from an Inner Life: The Notebooks of Evelyn Underhill. She also serves as president of the Evelyn Underhill Association http: //www.evelynunderhill.org.

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Greene (history, St. Mary's Coll.) focuses on Ward's major contribution to the history of modern-day Catholicism. She traces the development of this "granddaughter of the Oxford movement" throughout her career as publisher, writer, and social activist. Central to Greene's biography is Ward's relationship with her husband and business partner, Frank Sheed. Together they founded Sheed and Ward publishers, which "catapulted them into the Catholic intellectual revival" and enabled them to influence 20th-century Catholicism by publishing those who would become the major theologians of Vatican II. Greene's book is well written and documented but suffers from occasional errors of fact (e.g., Pope Pius X was succeeded by Benedict XV, not XIV). Nonetheless, this is an important work about a subject on whom little else is available, other than an informal memoir by Ward's son, Wilfred Sheed (Frank and Maisie: A Memoir with Parents, 1985). Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.?Denise J. Stankovics, Rockville P.L., Vernon, Ct.
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