Twelve lively and revealing biographical accounts of women – saints, reformers, seers and spiritualists – who challenged the mainstream teachings of the Church.
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Specifications: 234x156mm (9.21x6.14in), 168pp
Published: January 2003
By the sex of her body she, womankind, is submissive to the masculine sex. St Augustine of Hippo
Biographical accounts of twelve women who spoke out against the mainstream teachings of the church and extended the envelope of expectation for women. The strongest voices in Christian history in religious and secular society gave women only a very limited role, but there have always been those who disagreed with that view and often with other orthodoxy. Frequently reviled, many of these women nevertheless had significant influence. Here you can read about:
1. Elizabeth Barton
2. Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumad
3. Jeanne Marie Guyon
4. Selina, Countess of Huntingdon
5. Anne Lee
6. Joanna Southcott
7. Barbara Juliana, Baroness de Krudener
8. Elizabeth Sellon
9. Mary Baker Eddy
10. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
11. Ethel Cecilia Dodd
12. Aimée Semple Macpherson
Sydney Wayne Jackman (1925–2011), known to all his friends as Toby after his childhood teddy-bear, taught at Harvard and other universities before becoming Professor of History at the University of Victoria. Among his other books are: Man of Mercury: The Mind of Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke and Hibernia's Muses: The Daughters of Thalia and Melpomene, also published by the Lutterworth Press.