Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760

Author(s): 
Apetrei, Sarah
Author(s): 
Smith, Hannah
ISBN: 
9781409429197
Date published: 
September 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£0.00

The essays contained in this volume examine the particular religious experiences of women within a remarkably vibrant and formative era in British religious history. Scholars from the disciplines of history, literary studies and theology assess women's contributions to renewal, change, and reform; and consider the ways in which women negotiated institutional and intellectual boundaries. The volume re-focuses scholarly approaches to the history of gender and the history of feminism by setting the British writers often characterised as 'early feminists' in their theological and spiritual traditions.