Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 by Marilyn J. Westerkamp
The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions (Christianity and Society in the Modern World)

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Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion. Drawing its background from women's religious roles and experiences in England during the Reformation, the book follows them through colonial settlement, the rise of evangelicalism, the American Revolution, and the second flowering of popular religion in the nineteenth century.
Tracing the female spiritual tradition through the Puritans, Baptists and Shakers, Westerkamp argues that religious beliefs and structures were actually a strong empowering force for women.

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Published May 12, 1999 by Routledge. 240 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Gay & Lesbian, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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