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Dolores Fidishun Ed. D. - librarian, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

Book Title: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the sacred feminine

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Book Description:

As a feminist cradle Catholic I have spent much of my life trying to understand the position of women in religion, particularly the Christian and Catholic Church. When I read Dance of the Dissident Daughter, Sue Monk Kidd’s understanding of the topic and her images of women’s spirituality rang true for me, crossing the interface between my viewpoint as a women’s studies scholar and my experience as a Catholic woman. Although not about Catholicism, her experiences mirrored many of mine as I sought to reconcile beliefs that had expanded beyond the box set up by the traditional church. As a librarian and researcher, I appreciated her citations of materials on the topic leading me to a personal pathfinder on the subject. Her work helped me to grow both as a person and as a scholar.


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