Bloomfield Avenue: A Jewish-Catholic Jersey Girl's Spiritual Journey (Paperback)

A Jewish-Catholic Jersey Girl's Spiritual Journey

By Linda Mercadante

Cowley Publications, 9781561012787, 211pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2006



In this memoir, Mercadante tells of her quest for religious identity, a real home, good work, and a one-faith family. Born just after World War II to a mixed-religion family, she tries Catholicism, a WASP sorority, atheism, Eastern mysticism, and vegetarianism. She works as an airline stewardess and as a journalist. She earns a doctorate and becomes a seminary professor. Her story holds key lessons for people from "mixed" backgrounds, those who long for the ideal family, and those who shun religion as a dead-end.

About the Author

Linda Mercadante is professor of theology in the B. Robert Straker Chair at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and author of three books.