Popes and Feminists: How the Reformation Frees Women from Feminism
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Before the time of the Reformation, in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church, a wife or mother was not a holy vocation. The only spiritual calling for women was to be found in a convent. The Reformers confronted the bad theology behind this and returned to the Bible to develop a theology of vocation that began to free women to be 'holy' - no matter their occupation.
In today's society, modern feminist claims about vocation have more in common with the pre-Reformation popes than anything else - except feminists have replaced the nunnery with the hallowed corporate workplace.
Part history and part contemporary reflection, this book argues that women today have some of the same choices facing them as women in the sixteenth century. Elise Crapuchettes shows how the Reformation changed the lives of Christian women - in turning them away from trying to earn their salvation in the convent, towards a joyful, liberating view of vocation and work. And that changed their families and the world.
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