Synopses & Reviews
"Sisters of the Spirit... should interest a wider audience.... These fascinating accounts can stand on their own.... Mr. Andrews has made them even more accessible by providing a comprehensive introduction and helpful footnotes... but he does not intrude on the text itself." --New York Times Book Review
"... informative and inspiring reading." --The Journal of American History
Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote underwent a revolution in their own sense of self that helped to launch a feminist revolution in American religious life and in American society as a whole.
In Sisters of the Spirit three black American women recreate their lives and proclaim their faith in themselves as women with an empowering mission. As preachers of the Christian gospel, Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote helped to launch a feminist revolution in American religious life and in American society as a whole.
Table of Contents
Preface by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein
Foreword by Marilyn Richardson
I. The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee
II. Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels and Labors of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw
III. A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch by Mrs. Julia A.J. Foote