Religious experience and the new woman: the life of Lily Dougall
In Religious Experience and the New Woman, Joanna Dean traces the development of liberal spirituality in the early 20th century through the life and work of Lily Dougall (1858–1923), a New Woman novelist who became known as a religious essayist and Anglican modernist. Dean examines the connections between Dougall’s marginal position as a woman intellectual and her experiential, combatively iconoclastic theology, and demonstrates that through her writing and mentoring, Dougall contributed to the shaping of modern spirituality.
Lily Dougall described religious experience—the sense of the presence of God—as the "rock" of her theology. Dean observes the protean nature of this rock as Dougall moved from a submissive holiness faith, to a mystical Mauricean sense of the Kingdom of God, to the relational theology of personal idealism, and reveals how psychology, which appeared to provide scientific support for her religious beliefs, eventually threatened to undermine her experiential faith.
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|Grouping Title||religious experience and the new woman the life of lily dougall|
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|author||Dean, Joanna (Joanna Elizabeth)|
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|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b13016350|eBook|eBook||English|Indiana University Press,||x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|title_display||Religious experience and the new woman : the life of Lily Dougall|
|title_full||Religious experience and the new woman : the life of Lily Dougall / Joanna Dean|
|title_short||Religious experience and the new woman :|
|title_sub||the life of Lily Dougall|