"I heard a voice from heaven saying, 'Son, let this woman be a bride to you in the restoration of my people. Let her be a mother for these people, regenerating souls through the salvation of spirit and water.'" (Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Intersectional Ignatian Reading: The Weave

There were a lot of gripping moments in the explicitly Jesuit sf The Sparrow and its sequel, but they ultimately ended with a simplistic and heartbreaking depiction of God as a spiritual abuser actively permitting rape.

Nancy Jane Moore does not mention Ignatius or the Society in The Weave, but it is a far more successful and enjoyable piece of Ignatian fiction. Compelling worldbuilding provides the backdrop for richly developed characters engaging discernment, call, conflict, healing, lament, and restorative justice.

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