Mar 7, 2014 - Uncategorized    3 Comments

Lent 2014 (Day 3): Sr. Elizabeth Johnson

Sr. Elizabeth Johnson

Sr. Elizabeth Johnson

Dear Pope Francis,

Lent is a time of reflection and contemplation focused on where we are in our lives and whether we are in right relationship with the Divine.

I can think of no better model for this than feminist theologian Sr. Elizabeth Johnson. She’s written several books, most recently Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love. She is probably most known for Quest for the Living God, which earned popular and academic acclaim, but annoyed a few bishops. (In my mind that makes it an even more important read.)

Buzzfeed, which is an online “news” site known more for sensational headlines that drive traffic, has published a really good interview with Sr. Johnson. I’d suggest making it your lectio divina choice for the day.

Your friend,

Kevin

(P.S. those book links go to Amazon and if you make a purchase I get a little money to keep the tapers burning around here.)

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  • […] first is Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, whom I wrote about yesterday. When asked why, as a woman and a feminist, she chooses to stay in the Church, she […]

  • Etymologically, theology means the science/study/theory of, area of knowledge, a branch of learning of God. Theological speculations are mere speculations or abstract ideas that no one can ever prove. Every one is free to speculate and interpret theological matters/studies/ideas as one thinks fit. There is no point in arguing in favour or against such speculations.

    Sebastian Thomas

  • […] Religious (LCWR) is holding their annual meeting next week. They have a great plenary speaker, Sister Elizabeth Johnson. She is a noted theologian who has written several important books on the nature of our […]

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