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Quiet Shouts: Stories of Lancaster Mennonite Women Leaders Louise Stoltzfus

Quiet Shouts: Stories of Lancaster Mennonite Women Leaders

Louise Stoltzfus

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ISBN : 9780836191165
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248 pages
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Women leaders? Women pastors? Women preachers? In many denominations, these word-pairings are not accepted. Historically, this has been true for Mennonites and in particular for the Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite Conference.Quiet Shouts by LouiseMoreWomen leaders? Women pastors? Women preachers? In many denominations, these word-pairings are not accepted. Historically, this has been true for Mennonites and in particular for the Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite Conference.Quiet Shouts by Louise Stoltzfus, however, lyrically tells the moving and sometimes haunting stories of 20th-century Lancaster Mennonites who amid constraints nevertheless found ways to share leadership gifts. From Amanda Musselman to Sylvia Shirk Charles, each of these women gave significant portions of energy and time to the Lancaster Mennonite community and its missions.The narratives and rhythms of Quiet Shouts also reflect the experiences of women in many other moderate Mennonite communities as well as other Christian denominations. Each womans story is original and unusual. Each also evokes and points toward the countless other stories of women who have learned in such circumstances to shout quietly, yet powerfully.