The Woman's Bible

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the most vocal advocates for women’s suffrage in the mid-19th century, caused great concern to the very movement for which she was so passionate.

Stanton’s writings, primarily her “Declaration of Sentiments,” was a widely respected call for women’s rights. She blamed the teachings in the Christian Bible for much of the problem of denying women their rights. So in 1895, she published volume one of "The Woman’s Bible," with commentary, broadly interpreting what she saw as the Bible’s message about women.

Considered radical by many, even in the suffragette movement, Stanton engaged with the Bible in new ways, challenging traditional interpretations! Few would deny her considerable influence on the 20th century women’s rights movement.

Engage with the Bible—in the timeless intrigue of this Book of Books!

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