Women and Religion in England: 1500-1720

Women and Religion in England: 1500-1720

by Patricia Crawford
     
 

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Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. The book has three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval in the period from the Reformation to the Restoration; the significance of religion to contemporary women,

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Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. The book has three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval in the period from the Reformation to the Restoration; the significance of religion to contemporary women, focusing on the range of practices and beliefs; and the role of gender in the period. The author argues that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions and language. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced women's inferior position, but, as the author shows, it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136097645
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Series:
Christianity and Society in the Modern World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
5 MB

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