Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy

(Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World)

0046b4fd_medium Author Ariel Hessayon
Isbn 9781137396136
File size 6.5MB
Year 2016
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

“The collection originated in a conference, and Hessayon has preserved a sense of collaborative, dialogic, and supportive discussion throughout these chapters. Each chapter is generously footnoted and, where relevant, includes appendices, tables, and data that invite further enquiry. The breadth of research, historical and literary analysis, and the generous inclusion of data and references provide a thorough introduction to new students of Lead’s life and times that should inspire further investigation and inquiry.”

“Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy is a most valuable collection for which all interested readers will be grateful. Not only does it provide a genuine interdisciplinary perspective on a figure whose importance has notably escalated in the fields of theology and women’s writing in recent years, it does so in English but at last with full attention to Jane Lead’s considerable international influence and legacy in Europe, North America and the transatlantic world, even down to today. The world of early modern mysticism is vividly brought to life, as we learn why Jane Lead’s visions mattered so much to her followers. The standard of scholarship is meticulous, making use of much neglected manuscript as well as printed book materials. This collection of essays will become an important resource for the study of literature, religion, gender and society in the early modern world.” (Nigel Smith, Princeton University, USA)



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