Outside the Mainstream: Women's Religion and Women Religious Leaders in Nineteenth-Century America

@article{Bednarowski1980OutsideTM,
  title={Outside the Mainstream: Women's Religion and Women Religious Leaders in Nineteenth-Century America},
  author={Mary Farrell Bednarowski},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Religion},
  year={1980},
  pages={207-232}
}
  • M. F. Bednarowski
  • Published 1 June 1980
  • History
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion
In order to understand fully the status of women in a particular religious tradition, it is helpful to consider the views held within that tradition on four topics: the character of the divine, human nature, the function of the clergy, and the nature of marriage. While the assumptions which have been held by mainstream religious groups on these topics appear to be linked to the absence of female leadership, certain marginal religious movements have taken positions which seem to have a positive… 
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