No Silent Witness The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World
No silent witness: the eliot parsonage women and their unitarian world by Cynthia Grant Tucker This group biography follows three generations of ministers' daughters and wives in a famed American Unitarian family. Shifting the focus from pulpit to parsonage, and from sermon to whispered secrets.... Published date on: 2010-06-30 with total page: 360 pages. Publisher of No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World is Oxford University Press.
This group biography follows three generations of ministers' daughters and wives in a famed American Unitarian family. Shifting the focus from pulpit to parsonage, and from sermon to whispered secrets, Cynthia Tucker humanizes the Eliots and their religious tradition and lifts up a largely neglected female vocation. Spanning 150 years from the early 19th century forward, the narrative shapes itself into a series of stories. Each of six chapters takes up a different woman's defining experience, from the deaths of numerous children and the anguish of infertility to the suffocation of small parish life with its chronic loneliness, doubt, and resentment. One woman confides in a rare close friend, another in the anonymous readers of magazines that publish her poems. A third escapes from an ill-fitting role by succumbing to neurasthenia, leaving one debilitating condition for another. The matriarch's granddaughters script larger lives, bypassing marriage and churchly employment to follow their hearts into same-sex relationships, and major careers in public health and preschool education. In two concluding chapters, Tucker enlarges the frame to bring in the regular parish women who collectively give voice to issues the ministers' kin must keep to themselves. All of the stories are linked by the women's continuing battles to make themselves heard over clerical wisdom that contradicts their reality.
Are you interested to read this ebook no silent witness the eliot parsonage women and their unitarian world? If you have read an ebook before don't be hasitate to leave review about the book no silent witness the eliot parsonage women and their unitarian world. But otherwise, you can registar/sign up before downloding this pdf book. We have huge database of ebooks in our library. If you bought an ebook than you want another ebook we suggest you to become our library member.
What do you get from becoming member in our library? 1.You can read free a lot of books from our database. 2.You can use any kind of ebook reader available on market, because our book available in various format. 3.You able to find your ebook fastly through our library because we put ebooks based on categories such as adventure, art, law, social, health, medical, science, romance, fiction, non-fiction and etc.