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Circling faith : southern women on spirituality / edited by Wendy Reed and Jennifer Horne.

Reed, Wendy. (Added Author). Horne, Jennifer. (Added Author). Adams, Mitzi. (Added Author). Awiakta, Marilou. (Added Author). Blackmarr, Amy. (Added Author). Chapman, Marshall. (Added Author). Cushman, Susan. (Added Author). Fennelly, Beth Ann. (Added Author). Fowler, Connie May. (Added Author). Gibson, Margaret. (Added Author). Johnson, Rheta Grimsley. (Added Author). Karr, Mary. (Added Author). Moffitt, Debra. (Added Author). Moss, Barbara Robinette. (Added Author). Osbey, Brenda Marie. (Added Author). Reiss, Valerie. (Added Author). Suberman, Stella. (Added Author). Taylor, Barbara Brown. (Added Author). Walker, Alice. (Added Author). White, Cia. (Added Author).
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Subject: Faith.
Women > Religious life > Southern States.
Spirituality.
Women authors > Religious life.
Genre: Electronic books.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780817386085
  • ISBN: 0817386084
  • ISBN: 9780817317676
  • ISBN: 0817317678
  • ISBN: 9780817357016
  • ISBN: 0817357017
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2012.

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Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments; A Special Note on Barbara Robinette Moss (1954-2009) -- Duane DeRaad; Introduction: A Faith of Verbs; I. Seeking Faith in Motion and Stillness; Facing Altars: Poetry and Prayer -- Mary Karr; Pilgrimage -- Debra Moffitt; Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow -- Susan Cushman; II. Keeping Faith of Our Mothers; Taking Terroir on Faith -- Beth Ann Fennelly; Amazons in Appalachia -- Marilou Awiakta; Why We Can't Talk to You About Voodoo -- Brenda Marie Osbey; III. Embodying Faith in the Flesh; Magic -- Amy Blackmarr; Going to Church: A Sartorial Odyssey -- Marshall Chapman.
What the Body Knows -- Barbara Brown Taylor; The Queen of Hearts -- Margaret Gibson; IV. Questioning Life Without Faith?; Rapture on Hold -- Rheta Grimsley Johnson; The Only Jews in Town -- Stella Suberman; A Purposeful Life -- Mitzi Adams; V. Transforming Faith in Change; A Fairy Tale: The Prodigal Daughter Returns -- Connie May Fowler; Alice Walker Calls God "Mama": An Interview with Alice -- Valerie Reiss; Signs of Faith -- Barbara Robinette Moss; What We Will Call Nature -- Cia White; Contributors; Permissions.
Summary: Circling Faith is a collection of essays by southern women that encompasses spirituality and the experience of winding through the religiously charged environment of the American South. Mary Karr, in "Facing Altars," describes how the consolation she found in poetry directed her to a similar solace in prayer. In "Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow," Susan Cushman recounts how her dissatisfaction with a Presbyterian upbringing led her to hold her own worship services at home and eventually to join the Eastern Orthodox Church. "Magic" by Amy Blackmarr depicts.
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