You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1996 M01 1 - 516 páginas
Susan Hill Lindley presents the story of women and religion in America from the colonial period through the mid-1990s. Women throughout American history have repeatedly been accused of "stepping out of their places" as many have fought for more rewarding roles in the church and society. In this book, Lindley demonstrates that just as religion in the traditional sense has influenced the lives of American women through its institutions, values, and sanctions, so women themselves have had a significant effect on the shape of American religion through the years. Lindley chronicles the struggles and successes of scores of American women who, beginning with the Puritan Anne Hutchinson, have challenged the subordinate roles assigned to them by their families, churches, and society, in defiance of the presumed divine sanction for their subordination. "You Have Stept Out of Your Place" presents the experiences of women in various geographic, ethnic, racial, and denominational backgrounds. Compelling portraits of these women emerge as we bear witness to their enduring contributions to American religion today.

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Instructors and seekers who slough in the fields of women studies and religion, desperate for a single survey text, will gratefully embrace this recent comprehensive work. Lindley (religion, St. Olaf ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Anne Hutchinson
1
Quakers in Colonial America
8
Puritanism in America
16
Religious Diversity in Colonial America
27
The Great Awakening
39
The Ideal American Woman
48
The Second Great Awakening
59
The Foreign Missionary Movement
70
Roman Catholic Women in NineteenthCentury America
197
Jewish Women in NineteenthCentury America
227
Alternative Religions in NineteenthCentury America
252
A NineteenthCentury Feminist Critique of Religion
275
Movement in the Mainline
298
Ambiguity among Evangelicals and Mormons
322
Affirming Traditional Roles
356
Women Religion and Reform in the Twentieth Century
385

Reform Movements
90
Womens Religious Leadership in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
117
The Social Gospel
135
Native American Women and Religion in NineteenthCentury America
148
AfricanAmerican Women and Religion in NineteenthCentury America
173
Looking toward the Twentyfirst Century
407
Notes
435
Index
492
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Susan Hill Lindley was Professor of Religion at St. Olaf's College in Northfield, Minnesota. She authored You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America.

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