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Catherine Brekus

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Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America

Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada

Catherine Brekus: 2014–15 Outstanding Teacher Award

Catherine Brekus is Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard Divinity School. Brekus' work is centered on American religious history, especially the religious history of women, focusing on the evangelical Protestant tradition.

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Brekus' works have included a history of female preaching in America, entitled Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740 – 1845 (1998) and a history of early evangelicalism based on a woman's diaries, entitled Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America (2013). She has also edited volumes on The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past (2007) and, with W. Clark Gilpin, American Christianities: A History of Dominance and Diversity (2011). She has been involved in efforts to reprise women's role within American religious history, organizing the first conference on the topic in America in 2003.


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