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The Resource Disorderly women : sexual politics & Evangelicalism in revolutionary New England, Susan Juster

Disorderly women : sexual politics & Evangelicalism in revolutionary New England, Susan Juster

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Disorderly women : sexual politics & Evangelicalism in revolutionary New England
Title
Disorderly women
Title remainder
sexual politics & Evangelicalism in revolutionary New England
Statement of responsibility
Susan Juster
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Throughout most of the eighteenth century and particularly during the religious revivals of the Great Awakening, evangelical women in colonial New England participated vigorously in major church decisions, from electing pastors to disciplining backsliding members. After the Revolutionary War, however, women were excluded from political life, not only in their churches but in the new republic as well. Reconstructing the history of this change, Susan Juster shows how a common view of masculinity and femininity shaped both radical religion and revolutionary politics in America." "Juster compares contemporary accounts of Baptist women and men who voice their conversion experiences, theological opinions, and preoccupation with personal conflicts and pastoral controversies. At times, the ardent revivalist message of spiritual individualism appeared to sanction sexual anarchy. According to one contemporary, the revival attempted "to make all things common, wives as well as goods." The place of women at the center of evangelical life in the mid-eighteenth century, Juster finds, reflected the extent to which evangelical religion itself was perceived as "feminine"--Emotional, sensual, and ultimately marginal."--Jacket
  • "Throughout most of the eighteenth century and particularly during the religious revivals of the Great Awakening, evangelical women in colonial New England participated vigorously in major church decisions, from electing pastors to disciplining backsliding members. After the Revolutionary War, however, women were excluded from political life, not only in their churches but in the new republic as well. Reconstructing the history of this change, Susan Juster shows how a common view of masculinity and femininity shaped both radical religion and revolutionary politics in America." "Juster compares contemporary accounts of Baptist women and men who voice their conversion experiences, theological opinions, and preoccupation with personal conflicts and pastoral controversies. At times, the ardent revivalist message of spiritual individualism appeared to sanction sexual anarchy. According to one contemporary, the revival attempted "to make all things common, wives as well as goods." The place of women at the center of evangelical life in the mid-eighteenth century, Juster finds, reflected the extent to which evangelical religion itself was perceived as "feminine" - emotional, sensual, and ultimately marginal."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Juster, Susan
Dewey number
286/.082
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6239
LC item number
.J87 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baptist women
  • Baptists
  • Sex role
  • Evangelicalism
  • New England
  • Vrouwen
  • Baptisten
  • Evangelischen
  • Baptisten
  • Frau
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Erweckungsbewegung
  • Geschichte 1700-1800
Label
Disorderly women : sexual politics & Evangelicalism in revolutionary New England, Susan Juster
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. "Breaking" the Sabbath: The Evangelical Challenge in the Great Awakening -- 2. "All Things Are Become New": The Conversion Experience -- 3. "To Watch Over Each Other's Conversation": Church Discipline -- 4. "To Grow Up into a State of Manhood": The Sexual Politics of Evangelicalism in Revolutionary America -- 5. "The Disorder of Women": The Feminization of Sin, 1780-1830 -- 6. "In a Different Voice": Postrevolutionary Conversion Narratives
Control code
30898639
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780801430244
Lccn
94191656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624800
Label
Disorderly women : sexual politics & Evangelicalism in revolutionary New England, Susan Juster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
1. "Breaking" the Sabbath: The Evangelical Challenge in the Great Awakening -- 2. "All Things Are Become New": The Conversion Experience -- 3. "To Watch Over Each Other's Conversation": Church Discipline -- 4. "To Grow Up into a State of Manhood": The Sexual Politics of Evangelicalism in Revolutionary America -- 5. "The Disorder of Women": The Feminization of Sin, 1780-1830 -- 6. "In a Different Voice": Postrevolutionary Conversion Narratives
Control code
30898639
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780801430244
Lccn
94191656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624800

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