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From the Publisher"Tucker has created a moving portrait of three generations of Unitarian women and the religious world that both inspired them and limited their choices."— ournal of American History
"In Prophetic Sisterhood, Cynthia Tucker demonstrated that women's networks are as fascinating as their individual lives. Here she brings her trademark style of group biography to the wives and daughters of Unitarianisms most distinguished clerical family. Tucker reveals almost the whole of Unitarian history (and much more!) through the eyes of women, challenging scholars of other traditions to map the friendships and ministries of the amphibious creatures who inhabit parsonages."
—Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
"In this compelling and beautifully written text, Cynthia Grant Tucker unearths the complexity of the lives of wives, sisters and mothers of ministers, highlighting the ways in which women challenged the divisions between the private and public, personal and political, and secular and sacred, as they sought to express their creativity in ways that were personally fulfilling and socially transformative. In her honest recounting of the ambiguities of these lives marked by both privilege and limitation, Tucker gives us a deeper and richer understanding of the complexity of human experience."
—Sharon D. Welch, author of After Empire: The Art and Ethos of Enduring Peace
"Tucker has created a moving portrait of three generations of Unitarian women and the religious world that both inspired them and limited their choices."Catherice A, Berkus, University of Brekus, University of Chicago
"In this work, Tucker gives us something unique: three generations of the Eliot women, the
'unordained partners' of 'one of America's premier Unitarian dynasties.'"—Religious Studies Review