"We Shall be the Mother of Jesus.” Visions of power among radical religious women in northern Europe, 1690-1760’.

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"We Shall be the Mother of Jesus.” Visions of power among radical religious women in northern Europe, 1690-1760’. / Engelhardt, Juliane.

In: Intellectual History Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2021, p. 73-90.

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Engelhardt, J 2021, '"We Shall be the Mother of Jesus.” Visions of power among radical religious women in northern Europe, 1690-1760’.', Intellectual History Review, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 73-90. <https://doi.org/10.1080/17496977.2020.1862030>

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Engelhardt, J. (2021). "We Shall be the Mother of Jesus.” Visions of power among radical religious women in northern Europe, 1690-1760’. Intellectual History Review, 31(1), 73-90. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496977.2020.1862030

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Engelhardt J. "We Shall be the Mother of Jesus.” Visions of power among radical religious women in northern Europe, 1690-1760’. Intellectual History Review. 2021;31(1):73-90.

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Engelhardt, Juliane. / "We Shall be the Mother of Jesus.” Visions of power among radical religious women in northern Europe, 1690-1760’. In: Intellectual History Review. 2021 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 73-90.

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