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The Atlantic Monthly

American Media - Speaking of Faith
Weekly public radio series. Read text or listen to entire program.

  • The Freelance Monotheism of Karen Armstrong (August 17, 2006)
    "Karen Armstrong speaks about her progression from a disillusioned and damaged young nun into, in her words, a "freelance monotheist." She's a formidable thinker and scholar, but as a theologian she calls herself an amateur ó noting that the Latin root of the word "amateur" means a love of one's subject. Seven years in a strict religious order nearly snuffed out her ability to think about faith at all. Here, we hear the story behind Armstrong's developing ideas about God."

FEMREL-L - (dead link)
An open discussion and resource list concerning women & religion and feminist theology.
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Letter to Women - (dead link)
Pope John II's papal letter issued just prior to the Fourth World Conference on Women

Marquette University Libraries - University Archives Photo Exhibits

  • Dorothy Day
    "The Staten Island Years, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement is captured in candid photographs and letters from the 1920s."
  • Kateri, Our Sister
    "Christianity among the Indians of the Americas is exemplified in the religious lifestyle of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian woman now regarded as a saint by her followers. Her importance to Native American Catholics, past and present, is illustrated with photographs and quotations from interviews."
  • St. Katharine Drexel
    "...(1858-1955) is the second American-born Catholic declared a saint (October 2, 2000). As presented here, her generosity touched the lives of thousands of African Americans and American Indians through numerous Catholic institutions across the United States."

Mary Baker Eddy Institute
Founder of Christian Science.
Includes full-text of the most important of Mary Baker Eddy's writings:

The Mary Page - (dead link)
"Maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton in Ohio. We are an international center of research and study on the role of Mary in Christian life."
The page covers all aspects of Mary and includes images, documents and resources.

Mary Baker Eddy Institute
Founder of Christian Science.
Includes full-text of the most important of Mary Baker Eddy's writings:

A Scholarly Resource for the Study of Women's Religious Communities from 400 to 1600 CE.
"...we aim to collect and make available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. The project draws on both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, although its basis is unpublished archival evidence."
Sections include The Monasticon, The Chartulary, On-Line Articles, Bibliography, Glossary, and Images, Maps, Site Plans.
Edited by Lisa M. Bitel, and Katherine Gill

The Role of Women in the Christian Churches of Paul's Day
Excerpts from Dr. Helmut Koester's September 13, 1997 address entitled, "St. Paul: His Mission to the Greek Cities & His Competitors," which he delivered at The Foundation for Biblical Research, Charlestown, NH.

Sources for Women's Studies in the Methodist Archives - (dead link)
"The Methodist Archives and Research Centre (MARC) is the official archive repository of the British Methodist Church. It contains the largest collection of Methodist printed books and manuscripts in Europe, and is regarded as one of the world's most important collections of source material relating to evangelical studies...This guide, while it is not comprehensive, aims to introduce researchers to selected material deposited in the MARC which is relevant to the study of women and the Methodist Church. It is aimed specifically at postgraduate students but will also be of value to the more general user of the collections."
Text by Gareth Lloyd, Methodist Archives Research Assistant (John Ryland's University Library of Manchester)

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