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The Elephant In The Church

A Womans Tract For Our Times

by Mary T Malone


Price: £10.99
Publisher:Columba Press
Published:28 December 2014

This is a brilliant beginners introduction, or whistle-stop guide to the subject of Women’s Studies and Theology within the church. Primarily, it is within the Catholic Church, but given how much of church history overlaps with that of the Catholic Church as the norm this book still provides a great starter, especially for the subjects of the mystics, women in scripture, and women and monasticism.


However the sections on women in missions, the marian influence, and feminism are obviously much more specific to the catholic church, however this should not close the book to other church traditions because the underlying these of women being integral and yet hidden are the same within most church traditions, and this book does a wonderful job of elucidating these trends and highlighting the 'elephant' in the church.


A well written and easy to read book that is certainly worth spending time with for any woman, or for any man that want's to understand better.

Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (27/04/15)
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