'This volume makes an excellent contribution to the field of religious and gender history, properly marking the revival of interest in religion within British cultural and social history that has been quietly developing over the past decade ... as a whole this book provides exactly what the field needs: a discussion of British Christianity which explores women's agency in their encounter with Christian discourses; which offers an interrogation of the categories of the sacred and the secular; and which examines the profound connections between (expansive and flexible) Christian cultures and the histories of sexuality, reform, feminism, the family and domesticity.' – Reviews in History
'Women, Gender and Religious Cultures in Britain, 1800-1940, should be read and used by anyone interested in nineteenth-century British women's history.' – Anglican and Episcopal History
'Morgan and deVries's collection...rethinks popular trends and assumptions in the scholarship of gender studies and religion, demanding a high level of intellectual rigor regarding topics that often encourage glib assumptions and simple dichotomies. Anyone doing work on gender and religion would profit from reading this book.' – Victorian Studies
About the Author
Sue Morgan is Reader in Women’s and Gender History at the University of Chichester. Her publications include Women, Religion and Feminism in Britain, 1750-1900 (2002) and The Feminist History Reader (2006).
Jacqueline deVries is Associate Professor of History at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She has published a number of essays on the intersections among religion, gender, feminism and war, and is co-author, with Cheri Register, of Living Faith (2007).