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Reconstructing early modern religious lives: the exemplary and the mundane - Introduction

Abstract : The articles partly stem from the on-going collaboration of the Lived Religion study group at the Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone (LERMA, UR 853) and of the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English (Queen Mary University of London), and partly from a separate project which explored experiences and expressions of female spirituality as a joint endeavour between the LERMA’s Lived Religion group, the history research centre TELEMME (UMR 7303 CNRS, Aix-Marseille University) and the Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique (GIS) “Institut du Genre”. As both projects matured, it became apparent that they presented some tantalisingly comparable questions; the present issue intends to offer a discussion between these two distinct yet complementary approaches to religious lives, experiences and practices. The different perspectives of contemporary sociological approaches to recovering past understanding of lived religion, case studies of female spirituality, and the methods of book history have particularly informed this project. The intersections of day-to-day life, public worship and personal belief among the clergy, the laity, and women religious are the central objects of study across this issue of E-rea. The preferred textual forms, emphasis on lived examples, and social and political preoccupations of the subjects themselves have given us our key themes: biographies, autobiographies and diaries; living examples; charity, work and care; negotiating uniformity and conformity
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Anne Dunan-Page, Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Tessa Whitehouse. Reconstructing early modern religious lives: the exemplary and the mundane - Introduction. E-rea - Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone, 2020, Reconstructing early modern religious lives: the exemplary and the mundane, 18 (1), ⟨10.4000/erea.11202⟩. ⟨halshs-03088426⟩

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