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The Resource God's willing workers : women and religion in Australia, Anne O'Brien

God's willing workers : women and religion in Australia, Anne O'Brien

Label
God's willing workers : women and religion in Australia
Title
God's willing workers
Title remainder
women and religion in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Anne O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"God's Willing Workers examines the ways religious beliefs and institutions have shaped the lives of women in Australia over 200 years. It looks at Catholic nuns, Protestant missionaries, deaconesses and other laywomen. Importantly, it looks at women at home as they grappled with church teachings on sexuality, marriage, and family, gender roles, work and education. Anne O'Brien finds that women were able to use a theology of inclusion to empower themselves, even though the institutions they were part of often depicted them as a secondary sex." "This is the first book to look at women and the church over such a long period and across Australian society and culture. A history of the institutional church, as well as the beliefs and values that drove and at times divided it, Anne O'Brien's work shows that religious history is central to the history of women in Australia. The commitment and dedication of the women described, as well as the anger and anguish that often led to activism, make a compelling and powerful story."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Anne P.
Dewey number
230.0820994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BL625.7
LC item number
.O27 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bennett, Mary
  • Jones, Edith
  • Noble, Angelina
  • Long, Retta
  • Lock, Annie
  • Kabaila, Peter Rimas
  • Munro, Florrie
  • Williams, Nellie
  • Kennedy, Coral
  • England, Nellie
  • Crawford, Evelyn
  • Williams, Joyce
  • Smith, Shirley
  • Ungunmerr-Baumann, Miriam-Rose
  • McDonald, Connie Nungulla
  • Thadim, Beatrice
  • Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia
  • Australian Board of Missions
  • Church Missionary Society
  • Pallottines
  • Lutheran Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Women and religion
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
Label
God's willing workers : women and religion in Australia, Anne O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Ch. 1. Women, religion and the shaping of colonial society, 1788-1880 -- Pt. I. Women in the church, 1880-1960 -- Ch. 2. Women, religion and domesticity -- Ch. 3. Seeking community, seeking impact - p.77-83 Missionary societies and Indigenous women -- Pt. II. Willing Protestant workers, 1880-1960 -- Ch. 4. Protestant home missionaries -- Ch. 5. The missionary impulse -- Ch. 6. On the field -- Pt. III. Catholic nuns, 1880-1960 -- Ch. 7. Foundations and vocations -- Ch. 8. Monastic life -- Ch. 9. God's willing teachers - p.211-214 The coming of the nuns to Wiradjuri country -- Pt. IV. The revolution and after, 1960-2004 -p.246-251 Indigenous women -- Ch. 10. Women, religion and feminism
Control code
000026331430
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9780868405759
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)65165585
Label
God's willing workers : women and religion in Australia, Anne O'Brien
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Ch. 1. Women, religion and the shaping of colonial society, 1788-1880 -- Pt. I. Women in the church, 1880-1960 -- Ch. 2. Women, religion and domesticity -- Ch. 3. Seeking community, seeking impact - p.77-83 Missionary societies and Indigenous women -- Pt. II. Willing Protestant workers, 1880-1960 -- Ch. 4. Protestant home missionaries -- Ch. 5. The missionary impulse -- Ch. 6. On the field -- Pt. III. Catholic nuns, 1880-1960 -- Ch. 7. Foundations and vocations -- Ch. 8. Monastic life -- Ch. 9. God's willing teachers - p.211-214 The coming of the nuns to Wiradjuri country -- Pt. IV. The revolution and after, 1960-2004 -p.246-251 Indigenous women -- Ch. 10. Women, religion and feminism
Control code
000026331430
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9780868405759
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)65165585

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