Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment Hardback

Gender and Emotion in Early Methodism

by Phyllis Mack;

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Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment

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This is a major new study of the daily life and spirituality of early Methodist men and women. Phyllis Mack challenges traditional, negative depictions of early Methodism through an analysis of a vast array of primary sources - prayers, pamphlets, hymns, diaries, recipes, private letters, accounts of dreams, rules for housekeeping - many of which have never been used before. She examines how ordinary men and women understood the seismic shift from the religious culture of the seventeenth century to the so-called 'disenchantment of the world' that developed out of the Enlightenment. She places particular emphasis on the experience of women, arguing that both their spirituality and their contributions to the movement were different from men's. This revisionist account sheds new light on how ordinary people understood their experience of religious conversion, marriage, worship, sexuality, friendship, and the supernatural, and what motivated them to travel the world as missionaries.

Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment by Phyllis Mack was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2008 and is our 35019th best seller. The ISBN for Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment is 9780521889186.

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Details for Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2008)
Number of Pages342
Thickness22 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1212280
Page last updated 13th September 2018
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