Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life, 1st Edition

  • Nancy Koester
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467439045
  • ISBN-13: 9781467439046
  • DDC: 813
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 383 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Most writing about Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, treats her as a literary figure and social reformer while downplaying her Christian faith. But Nancy Koester's biography highlights Stowe's faith as central to her life — both her public fight against slavery and her own personal struggle through deep grief to find a gracious God. Having meticulously researched Stowe's own writings, both published and un-published, Koester traces Stowe's faith pilgrimage from evangelical Calvinism through spiritualism to Anglican spirituality in a flowing, compelling narrative.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: This Old House.
2: Your Daughter, Sir!.
3: On the Waves.
4: We Mean to Turn Over the West.
5: Nobody Knows Who.
6: A Deep, Immortal Longing.
7: If I Live.
8: Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Story of the Age.
9: I Grant I Am a Woman.
10: Harriet Takes London.
11: A Reformer's Pilgrimage.
12: By Thy Wrath Are We Troubled.
13: The Minister's Wooing.
14: The Galling Harness of War.
15: A Real and Living Power.
16: The Queen Bee of That Hive.
17: Moonshiny Mazes.
18: Resolved into Love.