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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Suzanne Melissaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-28T09:28:33Z
dc.date.available2007-08-21T16:45:03Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMorgan, S. M. (2007). Aspects of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Religious Thought (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2300en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2300
dc.description.abstractThe works of Mary Wollstonecraft have been largely utilized in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within the domain of feminist studies. They were influential throughout the 'feminist movement' of the 1960s and 1970s and Wollstonecraft is routinely given the title of 'mother' of feminism. One result of her works being classified as important feminist texts is the elision of the religious element in her works. Moreover, recent scholarship has drawn attention to the central importance of religion in eighteenth century British discourse. This thesis will primarily argue that Wollstonecraft was heavily influenced by religion, and that her writings were conceived in response to a profoundly theologico-political culture. This influence of religion has generally been overlooked by researchers and this thesis will aim to redress this absence. Four of Wollstonecraft's works - all produced within a 'similar' political climate and within a concise time period - are utilized to show that religion was a foundational element within Wollstonecraft's thought and arguments. This thesis shows that Wollstonecraft was not so much a 'feminist' thinker, but a unique intellectual determined to show that the inferior position of women went against 'God's will', teachings and the equality He had ascribed to both men and women during Creation.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectReligionen_NZ
dc.subjectfeminismen_NZ
dc.subjectMary Wollstonecraften_NZ
dc.subjecteighteenth century Britainen_NZ
dc.subjectEdmund Burkeen_NZ
dc.subjectRichard Priceen_NZ
dc.subjectEnlightenmenten_NZ
dc.subjectRomanticismen_NZ
dc.subjectGoden_NZ
dc.subjectequalityen_NZ
dc.titleAspects of Mary Wollstonecraft's Religious Thoughten_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-02-28T09:28:33Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2007-08-21T16:45:03Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070228.092833en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:29:21Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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