[LMB] OT: Women and education

Becca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 19:17:08 BST 2021

As I recall my history professor from college long years ago, the
Methodists were one of the main sects pushing for universal literacy so
everyone could read the bible - and then were appalled when people read
political broadsides instead.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 2:15 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:

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> >Sylvia said:
> >
> >But that isn't how it happened. In England, at least, some people saw the
> >value of reading the bible for themselves, and they espoused literacy.
> Then
> >they were burned at the stake for Lollardry. The establishment - most of
> >all, the established Church - thought this was a very bad idea indeed.
> >
> >Literacy (especially literacy for women), Protestantism, and humanism
> >became linked over the next few centuries. The links between this
> movement,
> >and the Enlightenment, and rights/education for women, and the Industrial
> >Revolution, all had their part in social change, but it wasn't overnight
> >and it wasn't direct.
> >
> >It also depends what country or continent you are looking at.
> You do not draw a distinction between Anglicism and Protestantism? I do.
> Harvey
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