The representation and reappraisal of St. Monica of Hippo in nineteenth-century women's writing

Ludlow, Elizabeth (2020) The representation and reappraisal of St. Monica of Hippo in nineteenth-century women's writing. Christianity and Literature. ISSN 2056-5666 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Since she was commemorated as a saint in 387, Monica of Hippo has come to represent ideals of motherhood to successive generations. This article considers how three nineteenth-century women writers – Anna Jameson, Christina Rossetti, and Harriet Beecher Stowe – engage with this legacy to offer new ways of imagining the empowering social potential of faith. In my analysis, I indicate how they contribute to the incarnation-inflected discourse of the second half of the nineteenth century and provide a helpful backdrop to understanding recent feminist appraisals of Augustine.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Monica of Hippo, Augustine, feminist theology, Anna Jameson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Christina Rossetti
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 10:40
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:40
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705716

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