Geneva, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges are proud of Lucy Kaylin's recently released book For the Love of God : The Faith and Future of the American Nun (Morrow, 2000). Kaylin is a 1981 graduate of William Smith College.
For the Love of God probes the life and motivations of the modern American nun. Kaylin examines the historical and cultural forces that have both given nuns a new role and reduced their numbers. For the Love of God introduces nuns who swear, smoke, and run inner-city shelters, elderly nuns who have been imprisoned for their political beliefs, as well as habited nuns who choose to devote themselves to the cloistered life. Speaking from both heart and mind, these women share their opinions on abortion, birth control, the ordination of women, the Church's patriarchy, Pope John Paul II, and more.
Kaylin has been a senior writer for GQ (Gentlemen's Quarterly magazine) for the past six years. During her time at William Smith College, Kaylin was a member of Hai Timiai, the William Smith senior honor society, and received the White Essay Prize for writing the best English essay. Kaylin graduated cum laude and with highest honors in English. She also holds a master's degree in English literature from Columbia University.
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