Strangers and Pilgrims Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845

Taal: Engels
Strangers and Pilgrims
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780807847459
  • Druk: New edition
  • december 1998
  • 480 pagina's
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Margaret Meuse Clay, who barely escaped a public whipping in the 1760s for preaching without a license; Old Elizabeth, an ex-slave who courageously traveled to the South to preach against slavery in the early nineteenth century; Harriet Livermore, who spoke in front of Congress four times between 1827 and 1844--these are just a few of the extraordinary women profiled in this, the first comprehensive history of female preaching in early America. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Catherine Brekus examines the lives of more than a hundred female preachers--both white and African American--who crisscrossed the country between 1740 and 1845. Outspoken, visionary, and sometimes contentious, these women stepped into the pulpit long before twentieth-century battles over female ordination began. They were charismatic, popular preachers, who spoke to hundreds and even thousands of people at camp and revival meetings, and yet with but a few notable exceptions--such as Sojourner Truth--these women have essentially vanished from our history. Recovering their stories, Brekus shows, forces us to rethink many of our common assumptions about eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American culture. |Profiles the women preachers--white and African-American--who struggled to forge an enduring tradition of female religious leadership in early America

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A masterful overview that highlights recent advances in the study of religious women and indicts both women's historians and religious historians for failing to notice. -- Christianity Today A study which should quickly become the standard work on its subject, radically altering our understanding of America's religious past . Journal of American Studies Now that Brekus has retrieved their stories, we will be hard put to forget the remarkable history of female preachers. Journal of Southern History A dds such profundity and detail to the particulars of early preaching women's lives that it is a major contribution. Journal of Religion It is a compelling picture that deserves to hold the attention of scholars and general readers alike. Journal of the Early Republic A study which should quickly become the standard work on its subject, radically altering our understanding of America's religious past . Journal of American Studies Now that Brekus has retrieved their stories, we will be hard put to forget the remarkable history of female preachers. Journal of Southern History [A]dds such profundity and detail to the particulars of early preaching women's lives that it is a major contribution. Journal of Religion Strangers and Pilgrims is necessary reading for students of American religion. Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New edition
Verschijningsdatum
1998-12-01
Afmetingen
23,5 x 15,2 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
480 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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9780807847459

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
741
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1998-12-31
Subtitel
Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845
Thema Qualifier Code
3M
Thema Subject Code
NHK

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Engels
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ca. 1500-1800, ca. 1800-1910
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