"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.