Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England by Erica LongfellowWomen and Religious Writing in Early Modern England by Erica Longfellow

Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England

byErica Longfellow

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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Challenging critical assumptions about the role of religion in influencing women's experiences of authorship, the seventeenth-century Protestant women discussed in this book range across the entire religio-political and social spectrums. Yet, all display an affinity with modern feminist theologians. Rather than being victims of a patriarchal gender ideology, these women were active participants in wider theological debates.
Title:Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521100402

ISBN - 13:9780521100403

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Note on transcription and citation; Introduction; 1. 'Blockish Adams' on mystical marriage; 2. Ecce homo: the spectacle of Christ's passion in Salve deus rex jud'orum; 3. Serpents and doves: Lady Anne Southwell and the new Adam; 4. Public worship and private thanks in Eliza's babes; 5. Anna Trapnel 'sings of her Lover'; 6. The transfiguration of Colonel Hutchinson in Lucy Hutchinson's elegies; Conclusion; Bibliography; Indexes.

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"Refusing critical tendencies to read religion as a code for something else, Longfellow seeks instead to recuperate the historical primacy of religious thought within every mode of Renaissance discourse. Longfellow's study is highly successful in charting just how such theological considerations position early modern Englishwomen as active negotiators of gender norms and involved participants within a broad spectrum of social and cultural debates." Renaissance Quarterly Megan Matchinske, UNC Chapel Hill