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Vowed to community or ordained to mission? Aspects of separation and integration in the Lutheran Deaconess Institute Neuendettelsau, Bavaria

Abstract:

This study offers an overdue exploration of the early years of the deaconess community in Neuendettelsau from a gender perspective. Drawing on rich archival material, it focuses on the process of the formation of a distinctive collective identity. Central to this study is the assumption, drawn from the social sciences, that collective identity is a social construction which requires the participation of the whole group through identification and which is consolidated by developing specific...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Author

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
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Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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