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Octavia, daughter of God

Jane Shaw

Octavia, daughter of God

the story of a female messiah and her followers

by Jane Shaw

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women and religion,
  • Panacea Society,
  • Christian sects,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJane Shaw
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR763.B38 S53 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 398 p. :
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25038814M
    ISBN 109780224075008
    LC Control Number2011486297

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One of their members, Mabel Barltrop, was the daughter of God. The members started calling her Octavia. She was 53 years old, a widow of a priest in the Church of England, and she announced a new theology.

There was God the Father, and Jesus the Son, and God the Mother, and Octavia the Daughter/5(5). Vividly told, by turns funny and tragic, Octavia, Daughter of God is about a moment at the advent of modernity, when a generation of newly empowered women tried to re-make Daughter of God book in their own image, offering a fascinating window into the anxieties and hopes of the interwar years.

In Februarya small group of middle-class English women received a life-changing revelation. What they learned, Jane Shaw explains in Octavia, Daughter of God: The Octavia of a Female Messiah and Her Followers (Yale), was that Mabel Barltrop, a fifty-three-year-old former mental patient living in the town of Bedford, was the incarnation of God.

Mabel, whose late husband had been a. A few years later Mabel, now called Octavia, had convinced herself and a tiny group of followers that she was the Daughter of God, that the little patch of Author: Frances Stonor Saunders. Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers, by Jane Shaw.

New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press,xviii, pp. $ US (cloth). Octavia is one of those books which one reads with very mixed feelings.

Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers. By Jane Shaw. Jonathan Cape, pp, £ ISBN Published 25 May Octavia, Daughter of God is a fascinating group biography and a revelatory work of cultural and narrative history.

Vividly told, by turns funny and tragic, it reveals in intimate detail the complex, out-sized personality of Octavia; the faith of her devoted followers, who believed they would never die; and the intricacies and intrigues of her /5(9).

"Octavia, Daughter of God, is certainly not hagiography. Rather than condemning, Shaw seeks to sensitively explain and understand the Panaceans. She thus adds considerably to our knowledge about the varied paths that women followed in interwar Britain as they sought answers to the problems of their time" -- Jane Purvis * Times * Read more.

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In another way, though, it is merely one more example of the overwhelming power of religious fervour, allied with the urgent desire of any number of ‘lost souls’ to find salvation – however unorthodox the message or the messenger Author: Rob Attar.

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At. Octavia, Daughter of God The Story of A Female Messiah and Her Followers (Book): Shaw, Jane: The little-known story of the charismatic, utopian leader Octavia and her devoted followers in the interwar years Inin the wake of the upheaval of World War I, a remarkable group of English women came up with their own solution to the world's grief: a new religion.

Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers. The book's final section, “The World,” makes explicit Bartrop's middle-class conservatism, evident in her suspicion of American culture, her lamentations over Britain's declining imperial power, and her opposition to Bolshevism, trade unionism, and socialism.

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Four. Inin the wake of the upheaval of World War I, a remarkable group of English women came up with their own solution to the world's grief: a new religion.

At the heart of the Panacea Society was a charismatic and autocratic leader, a vicar's widow named Mabel Bartlrop. Her followers called her Octavia, and they believed that she was the daughter of God, sent to build the New.

Bedford is a medium-sized town on the East of England and before reading Octavia, Daughter of God I would have been able to tell you precisely nothing about reading the book I. I tried to give this book a chance, but a fourth of the way through I had to put it down.

I just finished reading The Da Vinci Code a few months ago, and loved it. Daughter of God seemed like a Da Vinci Code knockoff even though Daughter of God was published in and Da Vinci Code was published in /5. The British civic reformer Octavia Hill actually was an eighth daughter.

The name came into the spotlight recently via Octavia Spencer, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her strong performance in The Help. And Octavia is part of Cinna's prep team for Katniss Everdeen during the.

Earthseed is a religion based on the idea that "God is Change." It is the creation of Octavia E. Butler, as revealed by her character Lauren Oya Olamina in the books: Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.

(A third book of the trilogy, Parable of the Trickster, was not completed before Butler's death.).Octavia, Daughter of God is a fascinating group biography and a revelatory work of cultural and narrative history.

Vividly told, by turns funny and tragic, it reveals in intimate detail the complex, out-sized personality of Octavia; the faith of her devoted followers, who believed they would never die; and the intricacies and intrigues of her.Her book "Octavia Daughter of God" won the San Francisco Book Festival History Prize, sponsored by JM Northern Media LLC.

It unearthed the story of a female Messiah figure living in Bedford, England in the early twentieth century. The book was praised for showing how, and Alma mater: University of Oxford, M.A., Harvard .