Women's Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Transfiguring the Faith of Their Fathers

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Twelve essays analyze the theological thought of Victorian women who wrote in various genres, and who revised, subverted, or rejected elements of masculine theology. The editor's introduction notes the writers' emphasis on the woman's right to pronounce on theological topics, the centrality of Christ, and the importance of religious and moral action, rather than contemplation. Writers covered include Christina Rossetti, Anna Jameson, Julia Wedgwood, Mary Ward, Josephine Butler, and Caroline Rhys Davids. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Women's Theology and Nonfiction Prose 1
Envisioning Equality, Asserting Authority: Women's Devotional Writings on the Apocalypse, 1845-1900 3
The Kiss of the Soul: The Mystical Theology of Christina Rossetti's Devotional Prose 37
The Madonna and Anna Jameson 59
Intertextual Constructions of Faith: Julia Wedgwood (1833-1913) 83
Religion as Contextualized Critique in the Letters of Harriett and Jemima Newman 95
Women's Theology and the Novel 105
Evangelical Theology and Feminist Polemic: Emma Jane Worboise's Overdale 107
Reverent and Reserved: The Sacramental Theology of Charlotte M. Yonge 123
The Moral Irrelevance of Dogma: Mary Ward and Critical Theology in England 133
Reformers Write 149
"And Your Sons and Daughters Will Prophesy": The Voice and Vision of Josephine Butler 151
Ellice Hopkins and the Defaced Image of Christ 165
Beyond Victorian Christianity 187
Victorian Women Theologians of the Mystical Fringe: Translation and Domesticity 189
Decadence, Evolution, and Will: Caroline Rhys Davids's "Original" Buddhism 209
Contributors 233
Index 235
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