Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment: Gender and Emotion in Early Methodism (Paperback)Phyllis Mack (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Review of the hardback: '... for the general reader this is a well-presented and brilliant book. I commend it heartily.' The Methodist Recorder
Review of the hardback: 'What this book offers most significantly is a discursive, rather than merely descriptive, framework for understanding and interpreting the religious experience of women. ... It is an important treatment of women's religious experiences in post-Enlightenment Western society.' The Catholic Historical Review
Review of the hardback: 'Mack's Heart Religion [in the British Enlightenment], whether read singly or in interrogative tandem with her earlier Visionary Women, is a challenging and thought-provoking book. It prompts the reader to question the very basis upon which the historical interaction of religion, gender, and wider cultural trends can be written as well as offering insightful interpretations of the experience and culture of early Methodism.' American Historical Review
'Mack's new study seeks to treat its emotional character seriously, and, by emphasising the relationship that her many diarists, letter writers and poets had with the self, she adds to a case currently being made by religious historians for regarding Methodism as a creed that had a close connection with enlightenment thought.' Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature
'... a path-breaking work of meticulous scholarship and shrewd analysis.' Bruce Hindmarsh, Books and Culture
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