Adam's Fractured Rib Author:Margaret Sittler Ermarth Strong men cringe, anxious women demur, and much of society gets nervous chills when the status of women comes up for review. Nevertheless, the facts can't be avoided: women are continuing to challenge society and its institutions. The women's liberation movement has taken a new turn because it has recently responded to the social ferment of Ame... more »rican society. Now, Margaret Sittler Ermarth writes to inform both men and women on how the current revolutions in society are affecting women and being affected by women.
Unfortunately the church has lagged seriously behind secular society in its recognition of women. Adam's Fractured Rib provides individuals and groups with a fast-moving and informative guide to the situation. In this study the author surveys the role of women in the Roman Catholic church and major Protestant denominations, and touches on such controversial subjects as ordination and "male backlash."
Whenever a part of a body is injured, the whole body suffers. Adam's Fractured Rib starts us toward the healing process that will bring all people into fuller participation, richer experience, and a truer identity within the church.« less