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Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Monica Furlong entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 01 August 2014.
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Monica Furlong was a Christian feminist who began as a journalist and went on to a prolific late-twentieth-century output of books. She published poetry, a couple of novels, stories for children, biographies of remarkable Christians, collected volumes of primary and secondary texts, works on spirituality, and especially analysis of women's relarions with Christianity in general and the Anglican Church in particular, both before and after female ordination became a reality.
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17 January 1930 MF was born at 29 Kenton Park Avenue, Kenton, near Harrow, just north-west of London. She was the younger of two daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
1984 MF edited for the SPCK a collection of essays about the ordination of women, entitled Feminine in the Church. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 February 2000 MF published through the SPCK a historical, doctrinal, political, and analytical study of the Church of England (the established church of most of the UK), which she titled by the church's colloquial name: C of E: The State It's in. Bibliographic Citation link.
18 October 2001 In Dreamers of Dreams: Tales of the Old Testament, MF re-told some gripping Old Testament narratives. This book has full-colour illustrations by Cherry Denman. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 January 2003 MF died of cancer at Umberleigh in Devon. She was called the Church of England's "most influential and creative layperson of the post-war period" Bibliographic Citation link. by the Rev. Mary Robins in a brief obituary on the website of GRAS. Bibliographic Citation link.
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