Women in the Vanishing Cloister: Organizational Decline in Catholic Religious Orders in the United States

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Women in the Vanishing Cloister
Organizational Decline in Catholic Religious Orders in the United States

HELEN ROSE FUCHS EBAUGH

Rutgers University Press New Bruswick, New Jersey

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Women in the Vanishing Cloister: Organizational Decline in Catholic Religious Orders in the United States
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables and Figures vii
  • Preface ix
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - From Whence They Came 10
  • Chapter 3 - Organizational Decline 30
  • Chapter 4 - Demographic Changes of American Nuns 46
  • Chapter 5 - Authority 60
  • Chapter 6 - Loss of an Environmental Niche 78
  • Chapter 7 - Recruitment and Retention 94
  • Chapter 8 - Finances and the Vow of Poverty 111
  • Chapter 9 - Nuns as Feminists 133
  • Chapter 10 - Membership Morale 149
  • Chapter 11 - A Process Model of the Demise of Convents 158
  • References 175
  • Author Index 183
  • Subject Index 185
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