Despite the fact that Rosemary Haughton's work relating Christian faith and experience in today's world has been widely read and acclaimed, this is the first biography that has focused on her life and work in theology and spirituality. Familiar with the ordinary stuff of life, teething babies, family and financial crises, and elderly parents, Haughton has applied her understanding of the gospel to life as she has experienced i in her family, culture, work and church. As a lay Roman Catholic, she contributes to and exemplifies the development of the laity envisioned by the Second Vatican Council. In addition to the biographical sketch of Haughton, Ryan explores Haughton's theology, including her methodology and Christian anthropology. She also focuses on Haughton's expression of a contemporary Christian spirituality as it relates to a variety of significant issues.
Eilish Ryan is director of the Pastoral Institute and Associate Professor of Religious Studies a the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She holds a doctorate in theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Theological Society, and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry.