Prophesying Daughters: Black Women Prechers and the Word, 1823-1913 / Edition 1

Prophesying Daughters: Black Women Prechers and the Word, 1823-1913 / Edition 1

by Chanta M. Haywood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826214673

ISBN-13: 2900826214675

Pub. Date: 05/05/2003

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

In nineteenth-century America, many black women left their homes, their husbands, and their children to spread the Word of God. Descendants of slaves or former "slave girls" themselves, they traveled all over the country, even abroad, preaching to audiences composed of various races, denominations, sexes, and classes, offering their own interpretations of the Bible. …  See more details below

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In nineteenth-century America, many black women left their homes, their husbands, and their children to spread the Word of God. Descendants of slaves or former "slave girls" themselves, they traveled all over the country, even abroad, preaching to audiences composed of various races, denominations, sexes, and classes, offering their own interpretations of the Bible. Chanta M. Haywood examines these autobiographies of Jarena Lee, Julia Foote, Maria Stewart, and Frances Gaudet, four women preachers who endured many hardships because of their religious convictions, to provide new insight into the nature of prophesying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900826214675
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
05/05/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160

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