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Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions
     

Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions

by Marilyn J. Westerkamp
 

ISBN-10: 0415194482

ISBN-13: 9780415194488

Pub. Date: 05/12/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion
Drawing its background from women's religious roles and experiences in England during the Reformation, the book follows them through colonial

Overview

Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion
Drawing its background from women's religious roles and experiences in England during the Reformation, the book follows them through colonial settlement, the rise of evangelicalism with the 'great awakening', the American Revolution and the second flowering of popular religion in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 traces the female spiritual tradition through the Puritans, Baptists and Shakers, arguing that it was a strong empowering force for women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415194488
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/1999
Series:
Christianity and Society in the Modern World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Women, the Spirit, and the Reformation

PART I: THE PURITAN HERITAGE

2. Wives and Mothers in the Colonial New England Landscape

3. Prophesying Women: Pushing the Boundaries of Patriarchy

4. The Devil's

Minions

PART II: THE RISE OF EVANGELICAL RELIGION

5. Witnesses to the New Light

6. Gender, Revolution, and the Methodists

7. Domestic Piety: Mothers, Missionaries and the Holiness Movement

8. The Reformer's

Pulpit

Conclusion

9. Voices and Silence: Women, the Spirit, and the Enlightenment

Bibliographic Essay

Further Reading and Research Projects

their lives and discoved their own charismatic authority." Focusing on prominent women, like A. Hutchinson, J. Lee, and N. Towle, Westerkamp explores the interactions between gendre and religion in Purtanism, the First Great Awakening, Methodism, and voluntary associations.

religion will find much of this book familoiar, and Westerkamps' vauge definition of evangelicalism confuse the relationship among Purtanism, Quakeism, and Methodism, this book provides a helpful introduction to the study of women and religion (Linda S. Neal, University of North

Carolina, Chapel Hill)

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