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The Shorter Writings of Catherine Booth

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Andrew M. Eason, Roger J. Green
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , October
     300 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jacqueline deVries forthcoming.


While born into a working-class Methodist family in a small English town, Catherine Booth (1829-1890) went on to become one of the most influential women of her day and age. As a preacher, author, social reformer, wife and mother, she played a critical role in the origin and development of the Salvation Army, which had spread to numerous parts of the globe by the time of her death. Possessing firm convictions on a host of religious and moral matters, Catherine left an indelible mark on both the Salvation Army and the wider evangelical community. The significance of Booth’s legacy is on display in this ground-breaking volume, which brings together for the first time her most important shorter writings on theology, female ministry, social issues, and world missions. Including scholarly commentary by Andrew M. Eason and Roger J. Green, this anthology offers unparalleled insight into the life and thought of a remarkable figure from the Victorian period. The wide-ranging topics found within this edited collection will appeal to readers of theology, church history, social history, Christian missions, and women’s studies.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Andrew M. Eason is Associate Professor of Religion and Director of the Centre for Salvation Army Studies at Booth University College.

Roger J. Green is Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College.

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