About The Author
ELIZABETH A. DREYER, author of Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective, is general editor of the Called to Holiness series and professor of religious studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She lectures widely on the Christian tradition, especially medieval mysticism, grace, the Holy Spirit and contemporary lay spirituality. She wrote Holy Power, Holy Presence: Medieval Metaphors of the Holy Spirit; Passionate Spirituality: Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant; Earth Crammed With Heaven: A Spirituality of Everyday Life and A Retreat with Catherine of Siena: Living the Truth in Love. With Mark Burrows she edited Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality. She lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with her husband, John Bennett.
Get to know
Elizabeth Dreyer
Last CD you’ve bought?
Palestrina, “Missa Papae Marcelli”
Favorite author?
Too many to list
Woman who inspires you the most?
My mother
Favorite Scripture verse?
Lord, have mercy.
Last book you’ve read?
The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
Favorite Web site to visit?
I’m not a big Web fan; I log onto university libraries a lot.
Movie you could never watch enough times?
Too many to list
Person you pray to most often?
The Holy Spirit
If you had one day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?
With my husband
If you could invite any four people in history to dinner, who would they be and what would you have to eat?
Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena.
Dinner: Chilean sea bass.
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Elizabeth Dreyer on Sirius Radio
Elizabeth Dreyer, author of Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective and general editor of the Called to Holiness series, will do a 15-minute interview about Called to Holiness with radio host Gus Lloyd on The Catholic Channel 159 -- Sirius Satellite Radio on Monday, Sept. 22 at 6:40 a.m.-- for early risers only! Website: www.thecatholicchannel.org. Sirius broadcasts in USA, Canada and around the globe with 8.7 million subscribers.
posted Tuesday, September, 16, 2008
Series Titles
(available Spring 2009)
(available Spring 2009)
Weaving Faith and Experience: A Woman's Perspective on the Middle Years
by Patricia Cooney Hathaway
(available Spring 2010)