"Women Called to Witness"
An analysis of the book, "Women Called to Witness", by Nancy A. Hardesty, which argues that the seeds of feminism can be found in the evangelical religion.
# 49144 | 2,541 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Feb 27, 2004 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Feminism)
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This paper discusses how it is suggested by the book that the motivation of women leading the fights for temperance, female ordination, abolition, and women suffrage in the beginning of the 19th century was from their evangelical Christian faith. It discusses the way women were perceived by the church at this time and how this encouraged them to fight for their rights.
From the Paper:"This was an expression of the work of the Holy Spirit in their souls to make them perfect. The question arises today as to how it can be an inspiration for today's Christian feminists to acquire knowledge about the religious and social issues that confronted the nineteenth century woman activist. The leadership in this is provided by the second generation of biblical feminists, and their efforts. The same interpretations of the bible and the inherently same spirit of Christianity should be our inspiration."
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