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Sr. Prudence Allen, RSM


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How are we to properly understand the concept of "gender"?  Is it as simple as female or male, woman or man, or are there multiple genders determined by different personal qualities?  Sr. Allen explains the history and impact of the conflict between gender reality and gender ideology, concluding with an argument that the word "gender", as it is yet commonly understood, should be ransomed from those who would render it meaningless.  


Sr. Prudence Allen, RSM 

Sr. Prudence Allen is the Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap.Chair of Philosophy at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Claremont Graduate School (CA) with a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1967 and taught at Concordia University (formerly Sir George Williams University) in Quebec for 27 years. She is co-founder and spiritual director of Endow, an organization dedicated to the promotion of a "New Feminism” based on the teachings of Pope John Paul II. The two completed volumes of her monumental work on women (The Concept of Woman: The Aristotelian Revolution (750 BC- 1250 AD) and The Concept of Woman: The Early Humanist Revolution (1250-1500)) has rightly been called "fascinating," "encyclopedic," and massively important." She has been a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy since 1983. 

(Biography courtesy of the Center for Thomistic Studies and the John Paul II Forum of the University of St. Thomas, Houston)