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Women and Religion in England 1500-1720

Patricia Crawford

Women and Religion in England 1500-1720

Patricia Crawford

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"Women and Religion in England" argues that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions, and language. The book focuses on women and their apprehensions of God during this time. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced the assumption that women were inferior to men, but Patricia Crawford illustrates that it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history. ^ "Women and Religion in England" is organized within three broad sections: the role of women in the religious upheaval of the Reformation, civil wars, and Commonwealth; the significance of religion to contemporary women and the range of their practices and beliefs; and the role of gender at this time. This wide-ranging synthesis incorporates the most recent scholarship on gender with Crawford's original research, opening up the question of gender and religion in the early modern period.

- Publisher "Patricia Crawford argues in this study that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions and language." "The book focuses on women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced the assumption that women were inferior to men but, as Patricia Crawford shows, it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history within a social structure which was not of their making. The book is organized around three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval of the Reformation, civil wars and Commonwealth; the significance of religion to contemporary women, and the range of their practices and beliefs; and the role of gender in the period." "This wide-ranging synthesis incorporates the most recent scholarship on gender with the author's original research. It opens up the question of gender and religion in the early modern period to the non-specialist reader, and will also be of considerable interest to students and teachers of religious history, early modern England and women's history."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England.Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. The book has three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval in the period from the Reformation to the Restoration; the significance of religion to contemporary women, focusing on the range of practices and beliefs; and the role of gender in the period. The author argues that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions and language. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced women's inferior position, but, as the author shows, it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history.

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"Women and Religion in England" argues that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions, and language. The book focuses on women and their apprehensions of God during this time. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced the assumption that women were inferior to men, but Patricia Crawford illustrates that it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history. ^ "Women and Religion in England" is organized within three broad sections: the role of women in the religious upheaval of the Reformation, civil wars, and Commonwealth; the significance of religion to contemporary women and the range of their practices and beliefs; and the role of gender at this time. This wide-ranging synthesis incorporates the most recent scholarship on gender with Crawford's original research, opening up the question of gender and religion in the early modern period.
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"Patricia Crawford argues in this study that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions and language." "The book focuses on women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced the assumption that women were inferior to men but, as Patricia Crawford shows, it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history within a social structure which was not of their making. The book is organized around three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval of the Reformation, civil wars and Commonwealth; the significance of religion to contemporary women, and the range of their practices and beliefs; and the role of gender in the period." "This wide-ranging synthesis incorporates the most recent scholarship on gender with the author's original research. It opens up the question of gender and religion in the early modern period to the non-specialist reader, and will also be of considerable interest to students and teachers of religious history, early modern England and women's history."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
- Publisher

Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England.Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. The book has three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval in the period from the Reformation to the Restoration; the significance of religion to contemporary women, focusing on the range of practices and beliefs; and the role of gender in the period. The author argues that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions and language. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced women's inferior position, but, as the author shows, it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history.
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Table Of Contents

  • 1. Apprehending The Divine: Gender And The History Of Religion Part 1.
  • Religious Changes, 1500-1640 2. The Reformation 3. The Social Teachings Of
  • The Protestant Church: Women, Marriage And The Family 4. Anglicans,
  • Puritans, And Catholics, 1558-1640 Part 2. Women's Religious Beliefs And
  • Spirituality, 1500-1720 5. Piety And Spirituality 6. Dangerous Beliefs:
  • Magic, Prophecy And Mysticism Part 3. Women And Radical Religion In The
  • English Revolution, 1640-1660 7. Radical Religion: Separatists And
  • Sectaries, 1558-1660 8. Separatist Churches And Sexual Politics 9. Sex And
  • Power In The Early Quaker Movement: The Case Of Martha Simmonds Part 4.
  • Restorarion To Toleration, 1660-1720 10. Anglicans, Catholics And
  • Nonconformists After The Restoration, 1660-1720 11. Conclusion.

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  • Catalogue Code 76222
  • Product Code 0415016967
  • EAN 9780415016964
  • Pages 280
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Jul 1993
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.499kg

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