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Author Whiteley, Marilyn Färdig, 1936-

Title Canadian Methodist women, 1766-1925 : Marys, Marthas, mothers in Israel / by Marilyn Färdig Whiteley
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation candienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Studies in women and religion/Études sur les femmes et la religion ; v. 10
Etudes sur les femmes et la religion ; no. 10.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Something in the Atmosphere; Part One: The Legacy of the Itinerancy; Part Two: Evangelical Experience and the Means of Grace; Part Three: The Organizing Church; Part Four: The Missionary Movement; Part Five: Responding to Change; Epilogue; Abbreviations; Notes; Sources; Index
Summary "Canadian Methodist women, like women of all religious traditions, have expressed their faith in accordance with their denominational heritage. Canadian Methodist Women, 1766-1925: Marys, Marthas, Mothers in Israel analyzes the spiritual life and the varied activities of women whose faith helped shape the life of the Methodist Church and of Canadian society from the latter half of the eighteenth century until church union in 1925." "Based on extensive readings of periodicals, biographies, autobiographies, and the records of many women's groups across Canada, as well as early histories of Methodism, Marilyn Fardig Whiteley tells the story of ordinary women who provided hospitality for itinerant preachers, taught Sunday school, played the melodeon, selected and supported women missionaries, and taught sewing to immigrant girls, thus expressing their faith according to their opportunities. In performing these tasks they sometimes expanded women's roles well beyond their initial boundaries." "Focusing on religious practices, Canadian Methodist Women, 1766-1925 provides a broad perspective on the Methodist movement that helped shape nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Canadian society. The use and interpretation of many new or little-used sources will interest those wishing to learn more about the history of women in religion and in Canadian society."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index
Notes English
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Subject Methodist Church (Canada) -- History
Methodist Church (Canada)
Methodist women -- Canada -- History
Women in the Methodist Church -- Canada -- History
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Methodist.
Methodist women.
Women in the Methodist Church.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
ISBN 0889204802