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The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

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Publisher Comments:

"The editor's programmatic introduction combines with well-researched and creatively conceived individual chapters to produce a landmark volume."

Christian Century "These twelve essays make fascinating reading. Together they make clear how much we miss of American religious history if we ignore the role of women of many ethnic and religious backgrounds."

The Catholic Historical Review "Reminds readers that a history that includes women will both enrich and alter one's understanding of American religious history. . . . Recommended."

CHOICE "These essays challenge historians to question the traditional narratives of the religious history of America . . . [and] provide models that can be used for further exploration and incorporation of women into American religious history."

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Synopsis:

More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. In this collection of 12 essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics—including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women"s activism, and the Enlightenment—the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women"s history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history.

Synopsis:

More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. In this collection of 12 essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics—including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment—the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history.

About the Author

Catherine A. Brekus is associate professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School and author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740@-1845 (from the University of North Carolina Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807858004
Author:
Brekus, Catherine A.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Brekus, Catherine A. (Ed ).
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women
Subject:
s religious history; Mormonism; women
Subject:
s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American women
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; S
Subject:
ally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
s activism; the Enlightenment; women and religion; Catholic women; Mormon women; Baptist women; Quaker women; Holiness and Pentecostal women; Puritan women; Ann Braude; Anthea Butler; Emily Clark; Kathleen Sprows Cummings; Amy Koehlinger; Janet Moore Lind
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
United States Religion.
Subject:
Women and religion -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women s religious history; Mormonism; women s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women s religious history; Mormonism; women s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer; Lizzie Robinson; Sally Priesand; Estela Ruiz; women"s religious history; Mormonism; women"s rights movement; Judaism; women Rabbis; witchcraft trials; civil rights movement; Catholicism; everyday religious life; Puritanism; African American wom
Subject:
Mary Dyer
Subject:
Lizzie Robinson
Subject:
Sally Priesand
Subject:
Estela Ruiz
Subject:
women"s religious history
Subject:
Mormonism
Subject:
women s rights movement
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Women rabbis
Subject:
Witchcraft -- Trials.
Subject:
Civil rights movement.
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
everyday religious life
Subject:
Puritanism
Subject:
African American women"s activism
Subject:
the Enlightenment
Subject:
Women and religion
Subject:
Catholic women
Subject:
Mormon women
Subject:
Baptist women
Subject:
Quaker women
Subject:
Holiness and Pentecostal women
Subject:
Puritan women
Subject:
Ann Braude
Subject:
Anthea Butler
Subject:
Emily Clark
Subject:
Kathleen Sprows Cummings
Subject:
Amy Koehlinger
Subject:
Janet Moore Lindman
Subject:
Susanna Morrill
Subject:
Kristy Nabhan-Warren
Subject:
Pamela S. Nadell
Subject:
Elizabeth Reis
Subject:
Marilyn J. Westerkamp
Subject:
Baptist wo
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General
Religion » Christianity » Theology and Feminism
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. In this collection of 12 essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics—including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women"s activism, and the Enlightenment—the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women"s history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history.
"Synopsis" by , More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. In this collection of 12 essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics—including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment—the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history.
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