By Timothy Larsen
Christabel Pankhurst used to be arguably the main influential member of her well-known family members within the fight to win the vote for ladies within the years earlier than the 1st international conflict. satirically, she has additionally been the main ignored as a consequence via historians. a part of the cause of this can be that, within the years after women's suffrage have been completed in 1918, she became her energies to Christian fundamentalism and carved out a brand new profession as a author of best-selling evangelical books and as a high-profile speaker at the fundamentalist preaching circuit, rather within the usa. during this very important paintings Tim Larsen offers the 1st complete account of this a part of Christabel Pankhurst's existence. He therefore deals either a hugely unique contribution to Christabel Pankhurst's biography and likewise a desirable remark at the dating among fundamentalism and feminism. His e-book can be crucial studying for somebody drawn to the Pankhursts, within the historical past of the women's circulation, or in fundamentalism in Britain and North the USA. TIMOTHY LARSEN is affiliate Professor of Theology, Wheaton collage, united states.
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Qxd 22/08/02 4:59 PM Page 26 CHRISTABEL PANKHURST who was then in that city. Or had I heard of the wonderful change that had come into her life? To both questions I had to reply in the negative. 79 Winchester had been for the first couple of decades of the twentieth century the minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto, a large, powerful, flagship evangelical church. By this time he had an itinerant ministry, but one sponsored by Knox, where he carried the official title ‘minister extra muros’ (minister outside the walls), and where he still exerted considerable influence, not least over his young successor, J.
80 Winchester wrote an account of the launch of Pankhurst’s public Christian ministry: On my return in September to Toronto, and learning that Miss Pankhurst was residing here with her mother, I told my beloved colleague and successor, Rev J. G. , about her. After satisfying himself about the case, with the consent of the Kirk Session, he invited Miss Pankhurst to speak in Knox Church. She refused, on the ground that she desired more time for meditation in the Word of God, and more time for communing with the Lord before she would venture forth on public service again.
B. Meyer: A Biography, London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, , p. 159. 18 H. Grattan Guinness, The Approaching End of the Age Viewed in the Light of History, Prophecy, and Science, twelfth edition, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1894, p. iv. qxd 22/08/02 5:13 PM Page 38 CHRISTABEL PANKHURST nature – organic and inorganic, – and through Scripture – historic and prophetic: – a system which consequently we have ventured to call, a Divine system of times and seasons. 19 From his historicist stance of interpretation, Guinness was convinced that biblical prophecies had told of: the reception of Christianity by Constantine and the Roman empire, of the gradual growth of corruption in the church, of the irruptions of the Goths and Vandals, and the break up of the old Roman empire into ten kingdoms, of the rise and development of the papacy, of the rise and rapid conquests of Mohammedanism, of the long continued and tremendous sufferings of the church under papal persecutions, of the fifty millions of martyrs slain by the Romish Church, of the enormous political power of the popes, of their Satanic craft and wickedness, of the Reformation, of the gradual decay of the papal system and the extinction of the temporal power of the popes .
Christabel Pankhurst: Fundamentalism and Feminism in Coalition (Studies in Modern British Religious History) by Timothy Larsen