The Liberation of the Laity

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9780819213952: The Liberation of the Laity

Book by Rowthorn, Anne W.

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About the Author:

Anne Rowthorn is a freelance writer who has traveled widely writing on many subjects, from children living on the streets in Bucharest to victims of war in El Salvador. She has written seven books, the most recent of which is 'Earth an All the Stars: Reconnecting With Nature through Hymns, Stories, Poems, and Prayers from the World's Great Religions and Cultures'. A consistent thread through all of her writings has been the art of living faithfully in families and communities, at work and at leisure, through political affiliations and actions and by caring for the environment.

Anne was born in Boston and has lived in New England, New York, London and Paris. She has a Ph.D. from New York University. Anne and her husband, Jeffery, are the parents of a daughter and two sons.

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"A passionate call for a new liberation movement, this time within the church in North America.... The genius of 'The Liberation of the Laity' is not so much that it provides new information or even an entirely original thesis, but that it lays piece after piece together until the pattern emerges for us, and we have the eyes to see the repetition and extension of that pattern in our own experiences of church life."

Books and Religion

"The author, in this deeply felt and powerfully argued book, tackles the issues of the nature of ministry, priesthood, ordination, lay theology, a spirituality of life in the world. The argument is clearly expressed, draws upon a wide range of scholarship, the example of the early church as well as the experience of the author.... I cannot be dispassionate in recommending this book. It provides a model of what a theology of the people should be like in the way it argues the case for such a theology."

Zadok Perspectives - a quarterly journal of the Zadok Institute for Christianity and Society (Australia).

"If I could have one wish fulfilled - I'd wish that Anne Rowthorn's 'The Liberation of the Laity' would be required reading for Christians everywhere! She is a voice for the church's voiceless."

Irene V. Jackson-Brown

"'The Liberation of the Laity' will irritate, inform, and inspire. And it should be read by all - lay and ordained - who are willing to have their eyes, and most especially their hearts, opened a little wider."

Virginia Seminary Journal

"'The Liberation of the Laity' is a provocative book that challenges the clericalist culture of the church, and provides practical advice and sound counsel toward a more inclusive future. Further, the book affirms the history and theology of the ministry of all baptized persons in a deep and thought-provoking way. 'The Liberation of the Laity' will spark conversation and reflection among those most concerned about the future of ministry, and the need for the church to support the vocations of all the baptized."

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook
Director of Congregational Studies
Associate Professor
Episcopal Divinity School --Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Published by Morehouse Pub Co (1986)
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