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This index presents the list of names, terms and concepts of securalization. This book titled Responding to Secularization address the ways in which gender enabled deaconesses to wield public influence at a time when women were often limited in the work they could perform outside the home. It explains that the female diaconate succeeded in alleviating some gender-based concerns with its work by extending the domestic sphere and the qualities deemed most suitable for women into the public sphere.

Keywords:female diaconate; secularization



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