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Wise words, wise women

Anthology spans spiritual writings of 1,000 years

Sometimes the most appropriate words for dealing with a current concern come from another time or place. A new book demonstrates that point: Invincible Spirits: A Thousand Years of Women’s Spiritual Writings, compiled by Felicity Leng (Eerdmans).

Selections come from Europe and the U.S. Some writers are well-known: Hildegard of Bingen, Dorothy Day, Emily Dickinson, Florence Nightingale. Others are unfamiliar. They come from all walks of life and circumstances. Some are Roman Catholic, some Protestant. Others have a less identifiable spirituality. Their creations take the form of prose, poetry, sermons and letters.


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