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Heaven's Interpreters: Women Writers and Religious Agency in Nineteenth-Century America

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Heaven's Interpreters: Women Writers and Religious Agency in Nineteenth-Century America

Ashley Reed, "Heaven's Interpreters: Women Writers and Religious Agency in Nineteenth-Century America"
English | ISBN: 1501751360 | 2020 | 276 pages | PDF | 1414 KB

In Heaven's Interpreters, Ashley Reed reveals how nineteenth-century American women writers transformed the public sphere by using the imaginative power of fiction to craft new models of religious identity and agency. Women writers of the antebellum period, Reed contends, embraced theological concepts to gain access to the literary sphere, challenging the notion that theological discourse was exclusively oppressive and served to deny women their own voice.
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