The Close: A Young Woman's First Year At Seminary
Publisher: Basic Books | ISBN: 0465007155 | edition 2001 | PDF | 288 pages | 26,5 mb
Breyer entered General Theological Seminary three years ago. Since then, she has been questioned by high school friends, Harvard roommates and strangers on airplanes about why she wants to become an Episcopal priest. She allows that the question is not without merit; she was an ace student with a passion for social justice, raised by a secular Jewish dad (Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer) and an English, Anglican mom. But, eschewing more lucrative fields like the law, the Harvard alumna decided that the Episcopal priesthood was a great vehicle to pursue an activism about which she is passionate (she's a vegetarian, and was committed to nuclear disarmament as a kid). This memoir of Breyer's first year at seminary alternately engages and bores.