Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England

Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England

by Sarah Apetrei


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107696709
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sarah Apetrei is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Theology, Keble College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. 'The Order of Platonick Ladies': Mary Astell and her Circle: 1. Female advocates: defences of women in seventeenth-century England; 2. 'Out of choice and not necessitie': the celibacy of Mary Astell; 3. Reason, gender and the passions in Mary Astell; 4. Mary Astell's feminism and the religion of Protestants; Part II. 'The Company of the She-Publishers': Prophets, Mystics and Visionaries: 5. Quaker women and Protestant renewal; 6. Millenarians and Philadelphians; 7. The universal principle of grace; 8. The divine life: celestial flesh and inner light; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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