Piety & Dissent

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Church History
That Elrod recognizes that these blacks, Indians, and women accepted, even sought, the fullness of an Anglo-American Protestantism while standing as critics of it further recommends her work, for their stories run against the historians' commonplace that such outsiders had no place within that religious framework.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558496286
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 2/6/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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1 Margins and Centers, New and Old Narrations: Biblical Voices, Great Awakening Christianity, and American Autobiographical Traditions 1

2 "I Did Not Make Myself So ...": Samson Occom and American Religious Autobiography 21

3 John Marrant, John Smith, Jesus: Borders, Tangles, and Knots in Marrant's 1785 Narrative 38

4 Moses and the Egyptian: Religious Authority in Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative 62

5 Gender, Christian Suffering, and the Minister's Voice: Submission and Agency in Abigail Abbot Bailey's Memoirs 85

6 Devotion and Dissent: Jarena Lee's Rhetoric of Conversion and Call 117

7 Finding a Way in the Forest: The Religious Discourse of Race and Justice in the Autobiographies of William Apess 146

8 Religious Imperatives, Democratic Voices, and Autobiographical Preoccupations 171

Notes 187

Works Cited 201

Index 217

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