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Author Eason, Andrew Mark, 1966-
Title Women in God's Army : gender and equality in the early Salvation Army / Andrew Mark Eason.
Imprint Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2003.

Author Eason, Andrew Mark, 1966-
Series Studies in women and religion ; v. 7
Etudes sur les femmes et la religion ; v. 7.
Subject Women in the Salvation Army -- Great Britain.
Sexism in religion -- Great Britain.
Alt Name Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages) : portraits.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Gender, stratification, and the sacred -- Ambiguous heritage : the Salvation Army's victorian and evangelical roots -- William Booth and women : settled views? -- Gendered geography : male Salvationists and women -- Catherine Booth : a public and domestic legacy -- Public and domestic service : the experiences of female officers.
Note Print version record.
Summary The early Salvation Army professed its commitment to sexual equality in ministry and leadership. In fact, its founding constitution proclaimed women had the right to preach and hold any office in the organization. But did they? Women in God's Army is the first study of its kind devoted to the critical analysis of this central claim. It traces the extent to which this egalitarian ideal was realized in the private and public lives of first- and second-generation female Salvationists in Britain and argues that the Salvation Army was found wanting in its overall commitment to w.
ISBN 9780889208216 (electronic bk.)
0889208212 (electronic bk.)
9781554586769 (electronic bk.)
1554586763 (electronic bk.)
9780889204188
0889204187
OCLC # 244764225
Additional Format Print version: Eason, Andrew M. (Andrew Mark), 1966- Women in God's Army. Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2003 9780889204188 (DLC) 2005434909 (OCoLC)50615462



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