Did I ever mention that sometimes I write “fan mail” to scholars I am in awe of?  And sometimes (often, actually), they write back!  Here is one from Elizabeth A. Johnson that I just received yesterday:

Dear Katie,

Many thanks for your kind note in support of the kind of theology being done in my book She Who Is. I am pleased to hear that it has been helpful to you.

Writing a Master’s thesis is no small undertaking.  But what an exciting time for you!  The discipline of theology is only vastly improved when smart, articulate, committed women such as yourself hone their skills and work to offer a contribution for us all.

I wish you all the very best as you continue on in this endeavor.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Distinguished Professor of Theology
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