As this article implores Noyes’s underlying motivations regarding his gender equality policies, primary sources, written by Noyes himself, were the main source of information. These texts, including the “Free Church Circular”,...
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...e way of organizing relations between sexes was sacrosanct; the underlying spirit rather than any specific external forms was Noyes’s concern” (176) it can be seen that Noyes prioritized religious commitment over whatever social disparities may arise with gender. Foster’s claim suggests that Noyes believed that, without the individualistic societal bounds that differentiate and segregate people, communities can collectively transcend spiritually. This assertion relates to the seminar’s overarching theme of the removal of individualistic societal bounds for the effectiveness of the collective, and whether that method proves successful in creating a functioning utopian society.
Additionally, this article would be appropriate to assign to college students as it is written in the easily digestible vernacular, and is structured in a relatively clear and concise manner.
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