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Patterns of Piety: Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England
     

Patterns of Piety: Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England

by Christine Peters
 

ISBN-10: 0521093449

ISBN-13: 9780521093446

Pub. Date: 01/11/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Offering a new interpretation of the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism in the English Reformation, this book explores its implications for an understanding of women and gender. It asserts that late medieval Christocentric piety shaped the nature of the Reformation, and reasseses assumptions that the "loss" of the Virgin Mary and the saints was

Overview

Offering a new interpretation of the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism in the English Reformation, this book explores its implications for an understanding of women and gender. It asserts that late medieval Christocentric piety shaped the nature of the Reformation, and reasseses assumptions that the "loss" of the Virgin Mary and the saints was detrimental to women. In defining the representative frail Christian as a woman devoted to Christ, the Reformation could not be an alien environment for women, while the Christocentric tradition encouraged the questioning of gender stereotypes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521093446
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: 1. Religious roles; 2. Religious choices; 3. The Virgin Mary and Christocentric devotion; 4. The saints; 5. Eve and the responsibility for sin; Part II: 6. Responses to Reformation change; 7. Parish religion in the Reformation; 8. The godly woman; 9. The Virgin Mary and the saints; 10. The return to the Old Testament; 11. Martyrs; 12. Adam's fall; 13. Godly marriage; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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