Preaching on the Biblical Place of Women and Men

Ezra Stiles Gannett, Channing's assistant and eventual successor at Federal Street Church, continued Channing's explorations of theological positions about social equality among races and among men and women.

In this 1857 sermon, Gannett stated, "While the true ground of equality between the sexes lies in those doctrines which Christ has established, the rightful position of women is asserted throughout the whole history of the Jewish people, from Miriam (Moses' sister) to the books of the Prophets."