Divine destiny: gender and race in nineteenth-century by Carolyn A. Haynes

By Carolyn A. Haynes

An research that exhibits the influence of occur future and domesticity on ladies and nonwhite males in 19th century the USA

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I considered that trials and disappointments are sometimes for our good; and I thought God might perhaps have permitted this, in order to teach me wisdom and resignation" (6667). Rather than blame God for not guaranteeing everyone's salvation or for creating sin in the first place, Equiano and Whitefield revered Him all the more for His awesome power. As Ann Douglas comments, the Calvinist God's capricious use of atonement "operated as a model of majesty; crushing, humiliating as it may appear and often was, it could be a source, almost uniquely so even among Western religions, of energy.

P. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-57806-018-4 (hardcover: alk. paper) 1. Protestant churchesUnited StatesHistory19th century. 2. Sex roleReligious aspectsChristianityHistory19th century. 3. Race relationsReligious aspectsChristianityHistory19th century. 4. United StatesChurch history19th century. 5. ProtestantismHistory19th century. I. Title. 4´097309034dc2197-29364 CIP British Library Cataloging-in-Publication data available For Martha F. Haynes and Nicole Tonkovich, two women who have interacted with Christianity and have helped to shape my identity in wonderfully different ways.

Whitefield's confusion stemmed not only from his awareness (gained perhaps in hindsight) that theater was considered immoral by the elite puritanical circles but also from his own uncertainty over his masculine selfhood. Harry S. Stout notes that the most frequent criticism of the theater during this time period was its supposed "effeminacy": "Men in dresses, men in women's roles, men with high voicesall of these came under attack and derision Theatrical effeminacy threatened to impose directionless and chaotic 'feeling' over 'intellect' and 'understanding'.

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