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Title: The woman who claimed to be Christ : the millennial belief of Mary Ann Girling and her disciples 1860-1886
Author: Rose, Janet
ISNI:       0000 0000 6253 3161
Awarding Body: Harris Manchester College
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis focuses upon the Girlingites, or English Shakers, a millenarian movement that was characterised by a particular union of apocalyptic religion, prophecy and gender roles, in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The study narrates the history of the Girlingite movement from its foundation by Mary Ann Girling in the late 1860s, to its dissolution after her death in 1886. It examines the complex interaction between the spiritual belief of the Girlingites and prevalent Victorian gender ideology, and analyses the spirituality, worship and community of the movement in terms of wider contemporary gender paradigms.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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