On Being Unfinished

Collected Writings

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Anne E. Patrick
Susan Perry
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , November
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


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Gathered here for the first time is a selection of her essays, both published and unpublished, on these topics and more.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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

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.



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