Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742): A Biography of Strength and Love : (the Mother of John and Charles Wesley)

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Wyndham Hall Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
The life of Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) represents a complex social and intellectual entity within the context of eighteenth-century life in general. One one level she endured the domestic drudgery associated with the wife of a poor, incompetent rural Church of England rector. On the other, she had, early in her life, developed strong intellectual and theological perceptions, which she complemented with a rigid sense and practice of discipline. Through a discussion of her marriage and her roles as mother and mentor emerges the image of an admittedly dependent woman -- wife and mother -- struggling hard to maintain and advance her own intellectual independence. Book jacket.

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SAMUEL J. ROGAL is Chairman of the Division of the Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois.

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