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Women’s Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

An Exploration through Fiction


Heather Ingman

Contents: Twentieth-century women’s spirituality – Twentieth-century women’s fiction – Brief introduction to feminist theology – Catholicism and the convent school – The Goddess – Ecofeminism – Womanist theology – The female mystic – Women writers’ rebellions against patriarchal religions – Analysis of the following writers: Margaret Atwood, Zee Edgell, Rose Macaulay, Iris Murdoch, Eilis Ni Duibhne, Edna O’Brien, Kate O’Brien, Kathleen Raine, Michèle Roberts, May Sinclair, Alice Walker, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Antonia White, Virginia Woolf and Anzia Yezierska.