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Christina Rossetti's Feminist Theology

Christina Rossetti's Feminist Theology

by L. Palazzo
     
 
Read in the context of emerging Nineteenth-century women's theology, Rossetti's devotional prose shows a distinct preference for the 'wisdom texts' of scripture, and foreshadows the work of leading feminist theologians today. This volume disputes the assumption that Rossetti was a follower of Keble and Pusey, and shows how her dissatisfaction with the male-dominated

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Read in the context of emerging Nineteenth-century women's theology, Rossetti's devotional prose shows a distinct preference for the 'wisdom texts' of scripture, and foreshadows the work of leading feminist theologians today. This volume disputes the assumption that Rossetti was a follower of Keble and Pusey, and shows how her dissatisfaction with the male-dominated call to celibacy led her to reject their notions of worldliness, and to form a closer bond with the physical world and the body.

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'...Palazzo's general conclusions make the volume indispensable for literature collections at all levels...' - R.D. Morrison, Choice

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A former university lecturer/current high school English instructor examines 19th-century poet Christina Rossetti's devotional texts, focusing on the theological messages conveyed. Works evaluated include Rossetti's early poetry such as and ; later poetry including and ; and other works including , , , , and . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333920336
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/13/2002
Series:
Cross Currents in Religion and Culture Series
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Lynda Palazzo is a teacher in English at King's School, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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