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Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America

April 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Catherine A. Brekus

Sponsored by The Department of Religious Studies

Catherine Brekus is the author of Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845, which won the Frank and Elizabeth Brewer Prize (for the best first book on the history of Christianity) from The American Society of Church History, and Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise fo Evangelicalism in Early America (Yale University Press, 2013), a book about the early evangelical movement based on an eighteenth-century woman's manuscript diaries. She is also the editor of The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past, a collection of essays that ask how women's history changes our understanding of American religion. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Henry Luce III Faculty Fellowship in Theology and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. She has been involved in several collaborative research projects, including the "Perspectives on Children in Christian Thought," and "Religion, Feminism, and the Family."

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