At the Root of This Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst
Carol L Flinders (Author)
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In this brilliant exploration of the apparent conflicts and tensions between feminism and contemplative spirituality, Carol Lee Flinders uncovers how a life of meaning, self-knowledge, and freedom depends on both.
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May 19, 1999
5.34 X 8.0 X 0.91 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Carol Lee Flinders, author of the highly acclaimed Enduring Grace and At the Root of This Longing and coauthor of the million-copy-bestselling Laurel's Kitchen, holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and is a well-known speaker and teacher who has taught writing and mystical literature courses at the University of California, Berkeley.
"Give yourself time to absorb the many complexities of "At the Root of This Longing." Then await the profoundly life-altering conclusions you take away."-- "San Francisco Chronicle""This is how I felt reading Flinders' book. Grateful. And full, and wanting to send copies to all my friends." -- Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D., coauthor of "The Feminine Face of God""Carol Lee Flinders provides the rationale, the means, and the inspiration to create a balanced, essential life--one which responds to the urgings for a strong social voice that matters, and a contemplative solitude that lasts. She is the perfect witness and a wonderful writer."-- Clarissa Pinkola Est?s, Ph.D., author of "Women Who Run With Wolves, The Gift of Story, " and "The Faithful Gardener""In the spirit of "Women Who Run With the Wolves" and "Reviving Ophelia, " this book has the potential to change women's lives."-- "Publishers Weekly""Flinders earns the right to ask that 'feminism thinks of itself henceforth as a resistance movement based in spirituality' by providing us with a text crowded with personal stories and wisdom, scholarship expertly assembled and interepreted, and lucidity and hope that never falter. I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the work she has done."-- Jo Ann Heydron, "Soujourners"Here is a clear feminist voice of both-and, of doing the hard research, the deep reflection, and coming to a new formulation that reconciles the best of both worlds...In an era when more and more people are being attracted to spirituality, the solid work flinders offers is a gift. In an era when women and girls are still finding it difficult to find a voice and a place to survive and to flourish, Flinders' book is asign of hope."-- Cathleen O'Meara Murtha, "Presence