Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women's Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation.
Foreword by Nicholas Wolterstorff. Duquette looks at 18th century "doubly-marginalized" female dissenters Anna Barbauld, Phillis Wheatley, Helen Maria Williams, Joanna Baillie, and Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck. As female poets and philosophers, they employed the more feminine methods of veiled claims and calls for social action to express their Biblical interpretation. Their work in biblical hermeneutics, the domain of their male counterparts, was couched between the lines of poems, hymns, sonnets, and devotional texts. As she explores their social and anti-slavery activism, she provides a crossroads of literary, theological, and feminist criticism. Pickwick Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Eugene OR. 2016. Paper. NEW. $35.00