Alles van: Kristien Suenens
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a female struggle for autonomy in a men's church
Nineteenth-century female congregation founders could achieve levels of autonomy, power and prestige that were beyond reach for most women of their time. With a subject hidden for a long time behind a curtain of modesty and mystery, this book recounts the fascinating but ambiguous life stories of four Belgian religious women. A close reading of their personal writings unveils their conflicted existence: ambitious, engaged, and bold on the one hand, suffering and isolated on the other, they were both...
Engels, 380 pagina's (PDF, 30 MB), Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2020