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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The converted Christian felt sure that her will was perfectly in line with the will of
God , whatever other people might say . Lee published this account of her call to
preach in 1836 . O how careful ought we to be , lest through our by - laws of ...
And of the Kaddish I feel sure this is particularly true . My mother had eight
daughters and no son ; and yet never did I hear a word of regret pass the lips of
either my mother or my father that one of us was not a son . When my father died ,
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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