The New Voices Seminar is a lively, intergenerational, and diverse group of women scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Christianity. Under the leadership of Kathleen Dolphin, the seminar gathers annually at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, for collegial and collaborative conversation about women in the church and in the world. With "Women, Wisdom, and Witness," readers are invited to join their conversation.
This collection of essays by seminar members addresses significant contexts of contemporary women's experience: suffering and resistance, education, and the crossroads of religion and public life. Theology is brought to bear on some pressing issues in our time: poverty, sexual norms, trauma and slavery, health care, immigration, and the roles of women in academia and in the church. Readers will discover the rich socio-political, interdisciplinary, and dialogical implications of Catholic women's intellectual and social praxis in contemporary theology and ethics.
Rosemary P. Carbine is the visiting assistant professor of religious studies at Whittier College. She has contributed book chapters to critically acclaimed anthologies, such as "Monika K.Hellwig: The People's Theologian" (Liturgical Press, 2010), "Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology"(Fortress Press, 2009), and "Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies of Reform" (Crossroad, 2009).
Kathleen J. Dolphin is a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the director of the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, where she also teaches in the religious studies department.