Ordinary saints : women, work, and faith in Newfoundland (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Ordinary saints : women, work, and faith in Newfoundland

Ordinary saints : women, work, and faith in Newfoundland

Author: Bonnie Morgan
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion., Series two ;, 85.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From their everyday work in kitchens and gardens to the solemn work of laying out the dead, the Anglican women of mid-twentieth-century Conception Bay, Newfoundland, understood and expressed Christianity through their experience as labourers within the family economy. Women's work in the region included outdoor agricultural labour, housekeeping, childbirth, mortuary services, food preparation, caring for the sick,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morgan, Bonnie, 1969-
Ordinary saints.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2020416058
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Morgan
ISBN: 9780228000280 0228000270 0228000289 9780228000273 9780773558915 0773558918 9780773558908 077355890X
OCLC Number: 1111802025
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 332 pages) : illustrations
Contents: "They worked harder than the men": The context of Anglican Women's Lives in Mid-1900s Conception Bay --
Families that work together, worship together: the practice of everyday religion in Anglican households --
"Everything was for Sunday": Living the Holy days --
"We had lots of trouble": Mixed marriages, women's conversion, and religious experimentation --
"Aunt Dorcas and the babies Was a revered thing": Midwifery, childbirth, and embodied religious practices --
"Our sisters ... placed bows of ribbon in her grave": Exploring women-led funeral rituals --
"We Must Not Weep for a sister deceased": Women, Christian consolation, and Imagining eternity --
"Something good had been accomplished": Women, cultures of Suffering, and Acts of Christian mercy --
Apron Christianity: Textile production, devotional practice, and the expression of benevolent mutuality --
"Do You Mean catering?": Food, fellowship, and the domestication of Anglican Church women --
Conclusion: "Christianity Conceived": Women's theological cultures of Anglican Conception Bay.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion., Series two ;, 85.
Responsibility: Bonnie Morgan.
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An engaging study of rural women and lived religion that explores the ties between gender, labour, and Christian belief.  Read more...


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"A lively and compelling microhistory, Ordinary Saints develops real depth in the examination of women's lived religion in mid-twentieth-century Conception Bay and is a model for future studies." Read more...

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