Same Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Same Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

by Elizabeth Elkin Grammer
     
 

This book is a study of seven autobiographies by women who defied the domestic ideology of nineteenth-century America by serving as itinerant preachers. Literally and culturally homeless, all of them used their autobiographies to construct, from an array of materials, plausible identities as women and Christians in an age that found them hard to understand.See more details below

Overview

This book is a study of seven autobiographies by women who defied the domestic ideology of nineteenth-century America by serving as itinerant preachers. Literally and culturally homeless, all of them used their autobiographies to construct, from an array of materials, plausible identities as women and Christians in an age that found them hard to understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139617
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/12/2002
Series:
Religion in America Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Stirring and Strange: Autobiographies of Nineteenth-Century Female Itinerant Preachers3
1Breaking Up Housekeeping: Female Evangelists and Domestic Ideology27
2Feverish Restlessness and Mighty Movement: Female Evangelists in the Marketplace of Salvation57
3Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: Singularity and the Uses of Opposition83
4A Poetics of Itinerancy: Evangelical Women Writers and the Form of Autobiography112
Afterword: The Call of the Preachers, the Cry of the Faithful: Evangelical Women Writers and the Search for an Interpretive Community137
Notes147
Bibliography171
Index195

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