The Reader's Repentance: Women Preachers, Women Writers, and Nineteenth-Century Social Discourse

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"A woman preaching is like a dog walking on its hind legs," Dr. Johnson pronounced. "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." The prejudice embodied in this remark has persisted over time, impeding any proper assessment of the female preaching tradition and its role in shaping social and literary discourse. "The Reader's Repentance" recovers this tradition, and in doing so revises the history of nineteenth-century women's writing. Christine L. Krueger persuasively argues that Evangelical ...

The Reader's Repentance: Women Preachers, Women Writers, and Nineteenth-Century Social Discourse 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226454887

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