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Women's Voices of Duty and Destiny: Religious Speeches Transcending Gender

Women's Voices of Duty and Destiny: Religious Speeches Transcending Gender

by Elizabeth McLaughlin


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This book collection is a celebration of women who speak truth to power in the public square. A perfect fit for undergraduate students of rhetoric, gender, religion and history, Women’s Voices of Duty and Destiny showcases the speech texts of 14 women addressing societal issues from the values of their religious beliefs and discourse communities. Between the tensions of the duty of gender roles and human destiny, these global voices representing different time periods and religions address the thematic issues of faith, society, education, reform, freedom and peacemaking. Written in clear, straightforward language, students will directly encounter the words and voices of leaders who strive to make the world better for all in the quest for human dignity. Each speaker seeks to forward the transcendent value of human freedom as reinforced by her explicit references to the divine. This collection is appropriate for 200-400 level undergraduate classes and offers a broad sampling of women who speak in the public square.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433152979
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/21/2018
Series: Speaking of Religion , #1
Edition description: New
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Elizabeth W. McLaughlin, Professor of Communication, has been teaching at Bethel College, Indiana, for twenty years. Teaching numerous courses in writing and communication, McLaughlin earned her Ph.D. in communication studies from Regent University. Her scholarly interests include visual rhetoric, gender, and the rhetoric of religion.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Rabbi Sally J. Priesand (1946-): "Reflections on My Life as a Rabbi" (2009) - Agnes Baker Pilgrim (1924-): "Water" (2005) - Clarina Howard Nichols (1810-1885): "The Responsibilities of a Woman" (1851) - Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016): "The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)" (1975) - Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902): "The Solitude of Self" (1892) - Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879): "Why Sit Ye Here and Die?" (1832) - Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955): "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?" (1939) - Frances E. Willard (1839-1898): "Everybody's War" (1874) - Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944): "On Prohibition" (1930) - Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): "Ain't I a Woman?" (1851) - Dr. Brook Bello: "The Beautiful Color of Freedom" (2015) - Saint Mother Teresa (1910-1997): "National Prayer Breakfast Address" (1994) - Dorothy Day (1897-1980): "Union Square Speech" (1965) - Aung San Suu Kyi (1945-): "Nobel Acceptance Speech" (2012) - Conclusion.

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