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A Paradise for Women

Kristin Kobes Du Mez

in A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190205645
eISBN:
9780190205676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205645.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

Telling the story of Katharine Bushnell’s coming of age in 1870s Evanston, the chapter positions Bushnell at the epicenter of an emerging Protestant women’s culture that fostered the development of a ... More


“A World of Kindness Is a Copy of Heaven”: Animals, Moral Uplift, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines women’s animal advocacy through the lens of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. As part of her “Do Everything” policy, WCTU president Frances Willard created the Department ... More


Modernizing America

Joseph Kip Kosek (ed.)

in American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300203516
eISBN:
9780300227802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203516.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States became recognizably modern in several key ways in the half-century after the Civil War. Changes such as the end of slavery, urbanization, and the suffrage movement posed formidable ... More


The Crime Is the Fruit of the Theology

Kristin Kobes Du Mez

in A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190205645
eISBN:
9780190205676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205645.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 traces Bushnell’s growing conviction that traditional Christianity must be to blame for the cruelty that seemingly respectable Christian men inflicted upon women with alarming frequency. It ... More


Home, Civilization, and Citizenship

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the domestic ideal increasingly included those beyond the white middle class (albeit in uneven and problematic ways), it inspired unexpected claims for political rights and supported new notions ... More


The Bible and the Legacy of First Wave Feminism

Claudia Setzer

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

In its arguments for women’s rights and the vote, first wave feminism showed a variety of attitudes toward the Bible and its authority. Sarah Grimké and Frances Willard argued that the biblical text ... More


Conflicting Passages

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 5 examines how arguers resolve apparently conflicting passages through argument. First, the problem that textual inconsistency poses for interpreters is considered, followed by a discussion ... More


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