Author Of 'Holy Hunger' To Speak At Baylor Chapel Sept. 27

Sept. 25, 2000

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, author of "Holy Hunger," will speak at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, during Baylor University's Chapel at Waco Hall on campus.

Bullitt-Jonas wrote "Holy Hunger" in response to her own struggle with compulsive overeating. She says the book is about cravings; her hunger for many things growing up, such as contact, intimacy and self-expression; and how she buried these longings in a craving for food. She also believes that it is a story of transformation -- the story of how, through the grace of God, one learns to stop acting on addictive cravings and listens to deeper desires.

Bullitt-Jonas earned her bachelor's degree with distinction in Russian literature at Stanford University in 1974. She next studied at Harvard, earning her master's degree in 1977 and her doctorate in 1984, both in comparative literature. She finished her studies at Episcopal Divinity School earning a masters of divination degree with special competence in pastoral studies.

She was recently appointed chaplain to the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops, one of only two in the country and the first woman to receive such an honor. She has been associate rector of All Saints Parish in Brookline, Mass., since 1996, and also is a lecturer in pastoral theology at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.Bullitt-Jonas now resides in a suburb west of Boston with her husband and son, where she enjoys writing, running in marathons and family outings.

For more information, contact Dr. Todd Lake, dean of chapel and university chaplain, at 710-3517.

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