In our seventh episode, Ashley and Mandy introduce you to Sarah Trimmer: mother to twelve, children's book author, and abolitionist. We also consider the possibility that the actor Ryan Reynolds is really an evangelical Quaker from the eighteenth century.
Ashley chats with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (Liberty University) about women writers in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Great Britain. While the conversation focuses on Hannah More and Jane Austen, this "Context Chat" highlights the ways that British women writers contributed to abolitionism and used their writing skills to influence societal change.
In our fifth episode, we discuss what it would be like to grow up as the daughter of a prison warden, how the beginning of British abolitionism was “the work of a woman,” and we ask the Internet experts a highly important question: is Kate Middleton related to Lady Middleton?
Ashley chats with Dr. Timothy Larsen about how women in early Evangelicalism contributed to the spread of the Gospel as preachers, patrons, and philanthropists.
In our third episode, we look at how Evangelicalism and British Abolitionism are connected, talk about some early abolitionists, and explore an important question: what exactly is a quadrilateral?
In our second episode, we examine the forced deportation of millions of Africans in the transatlantic slave trade and how Europeans' love of sugar led to the growth of West Indian plantations. We also discuss why many eighteenth-century Christians justified their participation in the slave trade and owned slaves themselves.
In our first episode, we chat about the importance of church history, a runaway nun, and that what unites Christian women across time is that we are image-bearers who desperately need the Gospel.
Banner Portrait: Jane Austen, published by Richard Bentley, after Cassandra Austen, stipple engraving, published 1870, National Portrait Galley D13873
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