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Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America (Religion in America Life) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

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Book Description

This book is a study of seven autobiographies by women who defied the domestic ideology of nineteenth-century America by serving as itinerant preachers. Literally and culturally homeless, all of them used their autobiographies to construct, from an array of materials, plausible identities as women and Christians in an age that found them hard to understand.

Editorial Reviews


"Some Wild Visions pays great tribute to intrepid women, itinerant female evangelists whose lives and letters embodied the transformative nature of faith."--Legacy

"Grammer goes well beyond giving these women a voice; she dignifies their efforts by attending carefully to the tenor, tone, and themes of their autobiographies and discovering the ways they made sense of their deeply religous lives using contemporary cultural paradigms."--The Journal of Religion

"The strength of this book ... is Grammer's ability to contextualize her authors as historical actors and to ground her observations in the realities that emerge when race, gender, and religion intersect. Because she does so, her work adds a fresh dimension to the on-going discussion of domesticity and highlights how women's spiritual authority and women's marginality clashed in nineteenth-century evangelical America."-- American Historical Review

About the Author

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer is at Uiversity of the South.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3831 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 13, 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000VSSH74
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,636,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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