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Daughters of Light Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775

ISBN-10: 0807848972
ISBN-13: 9780807848975
Edition: 2000
Authors: Rebecca Larson
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

More than a thousand Quaker female ministers were active in the Anglo-American world before the Revolutionary War, when the Society of Friends constituted the colonies' third-largest religious group. Some of these women circulated throughout British North America; others crossed the Atlantic to deliver their inspired messages. In this public role, they preached in courthouses, meeting houses, and private homes, to audiences of men and women, to Quakers and to those of other faiths, to Native Americans and to slaves. Utilizing the Quakers' rich archival sources, as well as colonial newspapers and diaries, Rebecca Larson reconstructs the activities of these women. She offers striking insights into the ways their public, authoritative role affected the formation of their identities, their families, and their society. Extensively researched and compellingly written,Daughters of Lightenriches our understanding of religion and women's lives in colonial America.

Rebecca Larson is a historian who lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Introduction
Beginnings
"Chosen Instruments": Identifying the Women Ministers
"Love Yt [That] Many Waters Cannot Quench": Women Ministers Travelling
"Dutiful Wives, Tender Mothers": The Family Roles of the Women Ministers
"In the Service of Truth": Impact of Women Ministers' Travels on the Transatlantic Quaker Community
From "Witches" to "Celebrated Preachers": The Non-Quaker Response to the Women Ministers
Afterword
Individual Descriptions of the Transatlantic Ministers
Partial List of Colonial American Quaker Women Ministers Active 1700-1775
The Number of Deaths of Quaker Ministers in London Yearly Meeting
Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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