One might well be tempted to think that the history of Christianity, particularly its theology, has been largely shaped by men. This book dispels that notion to some degree by highlighting the four women Doctors of the Catholic Church (someone who contributes significantly to the formulation of Christian teaching): Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila,One might well be tempted to think that the history of Christianity, particularly its theology, has been largely shaped by men. This book dispels that notion to some degree by highlighting the four women Doctors of the Catholic Church (someone who contributes significantly to the formulation of Christian teaching): Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Thérèse of Lisieux. Though they did not intend to be theologians, their teachings about Christian belief and practice mark them as key figures in the history of Christianity.While most of the books written about these four women deals mainly with their spirituality, Accidental Theologians shows how they came to know God, as well as how they changed and challenged the Church in their day. It looks at these women from several perspectives: their life and works, the times in which they lived, the core of their theology, and the implications of their theology for us. Cogent questions for reflection at the end of each chapter prompt readers to delve deeper into the significance of these women for their own lives, and a comprehensive resource list provides opportunities to learn more about these saints....
|Title||:||Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity|
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Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity Reviews
I love the idea of this book, but it fell short in 3 ways:1) Couldn't quite decide who the audience is based on the back and forth between technical theological vocab and a desire to lay people2) Too much emphasis on the RC "Doctor of the Church" stuff3) Writing was just not clear in places
The author is a professor who has done research on four doctors of the church in the Catholic faith. These women were declared doctors because of the lives they lead at the time in history. I enjoyed this book for it's historical, theological, and personal view of each saint. St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Therese the flower are among the doctors mentioned in this biographical synopsis. The author condensed a lot of information in this treasure.
I bought this book because I wanted one place to refer to 4 fabulous women (Doctors of the Church) who are of great interest to me and who, as the title refers "shaped Christianity".This is easy and quick to read, yet you will want to go back to it time and again.Great Bibliography and Notes.Highly Recommended.
This was a good read. It has a good overview of the four female doctors of the church.