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The Resource The reader's repentance : women preachers, women writers, and nineteenth-century social discourse, Christine L. Krueger

The reader's repentance : women preachers, women writers, and nineteenth-century social discourse, Christine L. Krueger

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The reader's repentance : women preachers, women writers, and nineteenth-century social discourse
Title
The reader's repentance
Title remainder
women preachers, women writers, and nineteenth-century social discourse
Statement of responsibility
Christine L. Krueger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A woman preaching is like a dog walking on its hind legs," Dr. Johnson pronounced. "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." The prejudice embodied in this remark has persisted over time, impeding any proper assessment of the female preaching tradition and its role in shaping social and literary discourse. The Reader's Repentance recovers this tradition, and in doing so revises the history of nineteenth-century women's writing. Christine L. Krueger persuasively argues that Evangelical Christianity, by assuming the spiritual equality of women and men and the moral superiority of middle class women, opened a space for the linguistic empowerment of women and fostered the emergence of women orators and writers who, in complex and contradictory ways, became powerful public figures. In the light of unpublished or long out-of-print writing by eighteen and nineteenth century women preachers, Krueger shows how these women drew on religious language to critique forms of male domination, promote female political power, establish communities of women, and, most significantly, feminize social discourse. She traces the legacy of these preachers through the work of writers as diverse as Hannah More, Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot - women who, despite political differences, shared an evangelical strategy for placing women's concerns on the social agenda of their time. Documenting and analyzing the tradition of women's preaching as a powerful and distinctly feminist force in the development of nineteenth-century social fiction, The Reader's Repentance reconstitutes a significant chapter in the history of women and culture. This original work will be of interest to students of women's history, literature, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century society
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DLC
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Krueger, Christine L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • English fiction
  • Didactic fiction, English
  • Social problems in literature
  • Women clergy
  • Preaching in literature
Label
The reader's repentance : women preachers, women writers, and nineteenth-century social discourse, Christine L. Krueger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-341) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Wise and holy women" : the Methodist women preachers -- The community of women of the word -- Mothers in Israel : preachers in the patriarchy -- Speaking in tongues : the rhetoric of the women preachers -- Publishing the word -- Social prophet : Hannah More as political writer -- Preaching fiction : the contribution of Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna -- The evangelist of reconciliation : Elizabeth Gaskell -- The extraordinary prophet : George Eliot
Control code
25551827
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780226454887
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92005418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1478810
Label
The reader's repentance : women preachers, women writers, and nineteenth-century social discourse, Christine L. Krueger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Wise and holy women" : the Methodist women preachers -- The community of women of the word -- Mothers in Israel : preachers in the patriarchy -- Speaking in tongues : the rhetoric of the women preachers -- Publishing the word -- Social prophet : Hannah More as political writer -- Preaching fiction : the contribution of Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna -- The evangelist of reconciliation : Elizabeth Gaskell -- The extraordinary prophet : George Eliot
Control code
25551827
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780226454887
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92005418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1478810

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