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Visionary Women

Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England

By (author) Phyllis Mack
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkerley, United States
Published: 1st Jan 1992
Dimensions: w 159mm h 236mm
Weight: 850g
ISBN-10: 0520078454
ISBN-13: 9780520078451
Barcode No: 9780520078451
This study of radical prophecy in 17th-century England explores the signficance of gender for religious visionaries between 1650 and 1700. Phyllis Mack focuses on the Society of Friends, or Quakers, the largest radical sectarian group active during the English Civil War and Interregnum. The meeting records, correspondence, almanacs, autobiographical and religious writings left by the early Quakers enable Mack to present a textured portrait of their evolving spirituality. Parallel sources on men and women provide a unique opportunity to pose theoretical questions about the meaning of gender, such as whether a "women's spirituality" can be identified, or whether religious women are more or less emotional than men.

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