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Women, Religion and Feminism in Britain, 1750-1900
     

Women, Religion and Feminism in Britain, 1750-1900

by S. Morgan
 

ISBN-10: 0333993071

ISBN-13: 9780333993071

Pub. Date: 08/06/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This collection of new essays examines the pervasive influence of religion upon the lives and strategies of late eighteenth and nineteenth century women activists. The book discusses a wide range of issues from female education to lesbian passion, and the authors demonstrate through detailed case-studies, women's skilful negotiation of the boundaries between personal

Overview

This collection of new essays examines the pervasive influence of religion upon the lives and strategies of late eighteenth and nineteenth century women activists. The book discusses a wide range of issues from female education to lesbian passion, and the authors demonstrate through detailed case-studies, women's skilful negotiation of the boundaries between personal religious beliefs, moral attitudes and social action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333993071
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/06/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Women, Religion and Feminism, Past, Present and Future Perspectives; S.Morgan PART I: FEMALE EDUCATION AND MORAL REFORM 'A Singular Injustice Towards Women': Hannah More, Evangelicalism and Female Education; A.Stott Rational Religion and Feminism: The Challenge of Unitarianism in the Nineteenth Century; R.Watts 'At the Centre of the Circle whose Circumference Spans all Nations': Quaker Women and the Ladies Committee of the British and Foreign School Society, 1813-1837; J.Goodman & C.Leach PART II: SEXUALITY AND FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS 'The Gift of Love': Nineteenth Century Religion and Lesbian Passion; M.Vicinus 'Every Good Woman Needs a Companion of Her Own Sex': Quaker Women and Spiritual Friendship 1750-1850; S.Wright PART III: WOMEN WRITERS WITH CAUSES 'Afraid to be Singular': Marianne Farmington and the Role of Women, 1857-1909; L.Wilson Evangelicalism and Feminism: Josephine Butler, 1828-1906; H.Mathers Victorian Women with Causes: Writing, Religion and Action; S.Rickard Equal Questions: The 'Women Question' and the 'Drink Question' in the Writings of Clara Lucas Balfour, 1808-78; K.G.Doern PART IV: INDEPENDENT WOMEN MISSIONARIES Ministering Angels, not Ministers: Women's Involvement in the Foreign Missionary Movement c1860-1910; J.Rowbotham Medical Missions and the History of Feminism: Emmiline Stuart of the CMS Persia Mission; G.Francis-Dehqani Opportunities for Baptist Women and the 'Problem' of the Baptist Zenana Mission, 1867-1913; L.Lauer Index

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