Women, Gender And Radical Religion In Early Modern Europe (Studies In Medieval And Reformation Traditions)

Women, Gender And Radical Religion In Early Modern Europe (Studies In Medieval And Reformation Traditions)
Author: Sylvia Brown
Language English
ISBN10: 9004163069
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9789004163065
Published: November 13th 2007 by Brill

This collection of twelve new essays explores the role of women and gender in a broad range of radical religious movements of the post-Reformation. Organized into three themed divisions, the first examines the activism of female Quakers in their public performances as preachers and petitioners, in their global travels, and in their domestic lives; the second examines early modern prophetesses and their radical revisions of scripture, gender, body, and voice; and the third concerns women who, in diverse ways, crossed boundaries, including the confessional boundaries of Europe. A strength of this volume is its comparative re-examination of the term radical . German Anabaptists are discussed alongside unorthodox nuns with the aim of understanding how gender factors into innovative and oppositional religion. Contributors include: Sarah Apetrei, Naomi Baker, Sylvia Brown, Ruth Connolly, Pamela Ellis, Jose Manuel Gonzalez, Julie Hirst, Stephen A. Kent, Marion Kobelt-Groch, Bo Karen Lee, Kirilka Stavreva, and Sheila Wright."