Women and American Religion
An old African-American churchgoers' saying rings true for most religious denominations in the United States: Women are the backbone of the church. For centuries, women have been the majority of members in almost all religious groups. They provide essential financial and social support and work tirelessly in the background of all church-based activities. Yet it is largely men who occupy the high rungs of church hierarchy, and they are the ones who get most of the credit. Ann Braude examines the important role of women in American religious history, focusing on their recent admission to public religious leadership and their fight for equal rights and recognition through the centuries. Both noted and little known women--such as Margaret Winthrop, Jarena Lee, Mary Baker Eddy, Henrietta Szold, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Mary Daly--spring to life in the pages of this thorough, passionate book.
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During her pregnancy she craved all kinds of strange delicacies , and she began
to search for them everywhere . She dug at the roots of the Great Tree that grew
at the center of the sky - world . She soon dug through the floor of the sky , and ...
She began teaching her new system of healing to classes first in Lynn ,
Massachusetts , and then in Boston , publishing the first edition of Science and
Health , the Christian Science textbook , in 1875 . Christian Science recognizes
A long - running conflict began between American priests , who taught a Christ -
centered faith at church and school , and Mexican - American women , who set
up altars to Our Lady of Guadalupe in their homes and taught their children to
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A brisk, informative history of the myriad roles women have played in America's religious history. Braude (Harvard Divinity School) has difficult tasks in this slim, generously illustrated volume: to ... Read full review