During more than a half-century of service to the Church and the academy, Anne E. Patrick was a leading feminist Catholic voice, revered both as a teacher and as a critical scholar of theology, ethics, literature, and the arts. Her scholarly publications broke new ground in a number of Catholic theological disciplines, including feminist ethics, liturgy, and contemporary expressions of religious life.
Gathered here for the first time is a selection of her essays, both published and unpublished, on these topics and more. Edited by Susan Perry, this volume is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand post-Vatican II theological development in the Catholic Church in the United States.
Anne E. Patrick, SNJM (1941-2016) was the William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, emerita, at Carleton College. She was a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, as well as the recipient of its 2013 John Courtney Murray Award. An author of numerous books and essays on theological, ethical, and literary topics, she was a professed member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
Susan Perry was an editor at Orbis Books for over two decades. She now resides in Philadelphia, PA.