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This introductory chapter of the book Women, Gender, and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe Religious radicalism is of urgent concern for the twenty-first century because of the global violence and divisiveness spawned by a range of groups claiming to return to the root, the fundamentals, of their traditions of belief. This collection seeks to interrogate and expand the category of ‘radical’ by examining a narrowly focused group and period within the tradition of Western Christianity: women whose beliefs, actions, and writings challenged the religious institutions and dominant modes of confessionalized thinking in early modern Europe. Within this specific historical and cultural context, the essays in the collection individually and together seek to make connections and comparisons, sometimes between groups and figures not usually considered together or not, in themselves, considered radical.

Keywords: gender; global violence; modern Europe; radical religion; western christianity; women



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