Anna M. Tabor

Date of Award

Winter 12-16-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


This thesis was written as an introduction to 2nd wave feminist thought for Endow members as well as anyone who does not consider herself or himself to be a feminist. It contains a proposal for a follow-up course of study to Endow’s session that studies Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women. The class would be built upon a critique of 4 major areas of focus: the feminine genius, the Virgin Mary, Eve, and complementarity, as examined from the lenses of traditional Roman Catholic teaching, Endow, popular understanding, and 2nd wave feminist thought.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Theological Studies.