This effort took many years of work beginning in the 1970’s when I sat in a bedroom at the farmhouse where the family summered, organizing research papers on the floor, and typing on a secondhand typewriter with bird-sized type.  When that draft was finished, I sent it off, ignorantly but hopefully to a publisher.   Unknown to me was the turnover that had happened throughout the Catholic publishing world then looking only for the avant-garde, feminist stuff. That original book eventually became four books that even Ignatius Press, always maintaining Catholic reason and sobriety, would not consider from a person with no credentials for such an ambitious undertaking.  They remained on the shelf for years with new source-updating and editing.  The four are: I – A Scriptural Theology of Woman, II –Woman in the Bible, III- Woman Return to Wholeness, IV- Woman in the Church.