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The Religious History of American WomenReimagining the Past$
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Catherine A. Brekus

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780807831021

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807867990_brekus

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Beyond the Meetinghouse Jane Women and Protestant Spirituality in Early America

Beyond the Meetinghouse Jane Women and Protestant Spirituality in Early America

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The Religious History of American Women

Janet Moore Lindman

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter argues that religious historians must look beyond the meetinghouse in order to understand how experience has been shaped by religion in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century America. It examines the impact of spirituality on America's national identity as well as personal identity, and how religiosity and religious beliefs have influenced women's understandings of selfhood. The chapter also considers the effects of Protestantism on understandings of gender, individuality, and community by focusing on three Protestant women in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century America: Anne Emlen, a Pennsylvania Quaker; Judith Lomax, a Virginia Episcopalian; and Abigail Harris, a New Jersey Baptist.

Keywords:   religion, America, spirituality, women, selfhood, Protestantism, gender, Anne Emlen, Judith Lomax, Abigail Harris

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