Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England Paperback

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Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England

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Illuminating a formative period in the debate over sexual difference, this book contributes to our understanding of the origins of feminist thought. In late seventeenth-century England, female writers from diverse religious and political traditions confronted the question of women's subordination. Their feminist protests disturbed even those who championed women's education and defended female virtue. Some of these women, including Lady Mary Chudleigh and the Tory feminist Mary Astell, have attracted interest for their literary achievements and philosophical originality. This book approaches them from a new perspective, arguing that the primary impulse for their feminism was religious reformism: manifest in personal devotion, serious theological reflection and a vision for moral renewal and social justice. This reforming feminism, Sarah Apetrei argues, links Astell to the assertive women of dissenting and spiritualist traditions. Far from being a constraining influence on feminism, religion was a stimulus to new thinking about the status of women.

Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England by Sarah Apetrei was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2014. The ISBN for Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England is 9781107696709.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2014)
Weight500g
Number of Pages336
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107696709
ISBN-101107696704
Product Code4282955
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