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Anatomy of Survival

Una Kroll

Anatomy of Survival

Una Kroll

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The author draws upon her own experience to explore the spiritual realities of survival. She endured a childhood marked by poverty and marred by a suicide attempt by her mother, eventually becoming a doctor in general practice. Her husband Leo had been a monk working in Africa while she was a nun and their marriage, in Abelard and Heloise manner, caused them to be at the centre of controversy. Her struggles as the leader of the Movement for the Ordination of Women were eventually successful leading her to ordination as the first woman priest by Archbishop Rowan Williams. She then faced her greatest challenge with the death of her husband.;Una Kroll stresses the value of being aware of the common stages of bereavement, such as guilt at being a survivor and anger at God, while stressing the need to be responsive to individual experiences of grief.

- Publisher "Una Kroll draws on her own experience to explore the spiritual realities of survival. She endured a childhood marked by poverty and marred by a suicide attempt by her mother, eventually becoming a doctor in general practice. Her husband Leo had been a monk, working in Africa, while she was a nun. Their marriage, in the manner of Abelard and Heloise, caused them to be the centre of controversy. Thirty years later she faced her greatest challenge: the death of her husband. Her and other people's struggles to promote the ordination of women were eventually successful, leading to her ordination to the priesthood by Archbishop Rowan Williams in 1997."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The author draws upon her own experience to explore the spiritual realities of survival. She endured a childhood marked by poverty and marred by a suicide attempt by her mother, eventually becoming a doctor in general practice. Her husband Leo had been a monk working in Africa while she was a nun and their marriage, in Abelard and Heloise manner, caused them to be at the centre of controversy. Her struggles as the leader of the Movement for the Ordination of Women were eventually successful leading her to ordination as the first woman priest by Archbishop Rowan Williams. She then faced her greatest challenge with the death of her husband.;Una Kroll stresses the value of being aware of the common stages of bereavement, such as guilt at being a survivor and anger at God, while stressing the need to be responsive to individual experiences of grief.
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"Una Kroll draws on her own experience to explore the spiritual realities of survival. She endured a childhood marked by poverty and marred by a suicide attempt by her mother, eventually becoming a doctor in general practice. Her husband Leo had been a monk, working in Africa, while she was a nun. Their marriage, in the manner of Abelard and Heloise, caused them to be the centre of controversy. Thirty years later she faced her greatest challenge: the death of her husband. Her and other people's struggles to promote the ordination of women were eventually successful, leading to her ordination to the priesthood by Archbishop Rowan Williams in 1997."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Una Kroll

Kroll is a doctor and a priest who practiced many years in a pastoral setting. A devoted campaigner for sexual equality, she was one of the first group of women to be ordained priests in the Church of Wales. She is the author of several books including trees of Life: The Prayer of Intercession and its Cost.

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