Global Feminism and Inclusion in Anna Howard Shaw's 1893 Sermon

Authors

  • Allison Stokes Women's Interfaith Institute in the Finger Lakes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/post.v5i2.233

Keywords:

Anna Howard Shaw, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago World’s Fair, World’s Congress of Representative Women

Abstract

This article, in three sections, introduces the sermon that Anna Howard Shaw preached during the World’s Congress of Representative Women on May 21st, 1893. The first section draws on Shaw’s autobiographical reflections to describe the sermon, and gives information about the preacher and the context; the second section describes the ground-breaking, feminist sermon, and its significance; and the third section reproduces the complete sermon text.

Author Biography

Allison Stokes, Women's Interfaith Institute in the Finger Lakes

Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Interfaith Chapel

References

Eliot, George. 1863. Romola: A Novel. New York: Harper and Brothers.

Sewall, May Wright, ed. 1894. The World’s Congress of Representative Women: A Historical Résumé for Popular Circulation of the World’s Congress of Representative Women, convened in Chicago on may 15, and adjourned on may 22, 1893, under the auspices of the Woman’s Branch of the World’s Congress Auxiliary. Chicago, IL: Rand McNally.

Shaw, Anna Howard. 1894. “Sermon Preached by Rev. Anna H. Shaw of Michigan, in the Hall of Washington, on Sunday Morning, May 21st.” In The World’s Congress of Representative Women: A Historical Résumé for Popular Circulation of the World’s Congress of Representative Women, convened in Chicago on May 15, and adjourned on May 22, 1893, under the auspices of the Woman’s Branch of the World’s Congress Auxiliary, edited by Anna Howard Sewall, 857–869. Chicago, IL: Rand McNally.

———. 1915. The Story of a Pioneer. With the collaboration of Elizabeth Jordan. New York; London: Harper and Brothers. Reprint edition: Cleveland OH: Pilgrim Press, 1994.

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, and the Revising Committee. 1895–1898. The Woman’s Bible. New York: European Publishing Co. Reprint edition: Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1993.

Published

2011-11-14

How to Cite

Stokes, A. (2011). Global Feminism and Inclusion in Anna Howard Shaw’s 1893 Sermon. Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, 5(2), 233–249. https://doi.org/10.1558/post.v5i2.233

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