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Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England

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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521100403

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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.

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    "Erica Longfellow's careful attention to the circumstances of production of these texts is in itself a considerable feat of scholarship...[a]lively, scholarly and enlightening book..."
    Times Literary Supplement

    "this text offers important insights to any scholar studying seventeenth-century religious, social, and political discourse."
    Sixteenth Century Journal

    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521100403
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Note on transcription and citation
    1. 'Blockish Adams' on mystical marriage
    2. Ecce homo: the spectacle of Christ's passion in Salve deus rex judæorum
    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

  • Author

    Erica Longfellow, New College, Oxford
    Erica Longfellow is Senior Lecturer in English at Kingston University.

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