Mothers of Faith

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A Malawi-born Jesuit priest, Sumani approaches a broad definition of motherhood in the Christian faith tra­dition. Through both his own personal con­text as well as scholarly exegesis he focuses on many mother figures throughout the long narrative of Christianity including Mary, Elizabeth, Saints Felicitas and Perpetua, and even con­temporary figures like Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa. Sumani stresses that through the insights culled from the experiences of motherhood, one can deepen one’s under­standing of the workings of God in the world.

In the words of Margaret Hebblethwaite, the purpose of the book is to find “God in moth­erhood” and “motherhood in God.” Useful for scholars, Mothers of Faith is also a valuable re­source for prayer and devotional reflection on these models of Christian motherhood.

Wilfred M. Sumani, SJ, holds a doctorate in sacred liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’Anselmo, Rome, and teaches at Hekima University College in Nairobi, Kenya.

Book Details

Title:
Mothers of Faith
Subtitle:
Motherhood in the Christian Tradition
Author:
Wilfred M. Sumani
Pages:
240
Binding:
softcover

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