You Have Stepped Out of Your Place: A History of Women & Religion in America  -     By: Susan Hill Lindley
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You Have Stepped Out of Your Place: A History of Women & Religion in America

Westminster John Knox Press / 1998 / Paperback

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This book fills an important gap in American women's history. The author manages to discuss four centuries of women's experience in the United States clearly, inclusively, and with both a sensitivity to feminist issues and a faithfullness to women's own experience that ensures this book will have a wide readership. This book spans a broad range of geographic, ethnic, racial and denominational range of American women's religious experiences and contributions and attempts to preverse the intregrity and diversity of their voices. In the absense of strong counterevidence, the author has assumed that American women were basically telling the truth about who they were, what they did, and why they did it.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.8 X 5.9 X 1.1 (inches)
ISBN: 0664257992
ISBN-13: 9780664257996

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Women throughout American history have repeatedly been accused of "stepping out of their places" as many have fought for more rewarding roles in the church and society. In this book, Susan Hill Lindley demonstrates that just as religion in the traditional sense has influenced the lives of American women through its institutions, values, and sanctions, so women themselves have had significant effect on the shape of American religion through the years.

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Susan Hill Lindley was Professor of Religion at St. Olaf's College in Northfield, Minnesota. She authored You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America.

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