Catherine Prelinger

WSRP Research Associate 1982-1983

Research project

The 19th Century Deaconessate: Changing Uses of a Family Model in the German Protestant, Anglican, and American Methodist Experience

A comparative study of the development of the Protestant deaconessate, particularly the influence of the ideal of the extended family and the recruitment of candidates, nature and evolution of occupations, and relation to the churches and to society in their impact on women.