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Evangelical Christian Women : War Stories in the Gender Battles

By: Ingersoll, Julie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Qualitative Studies in Religion Series: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2003Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (191 p.).ISBN: 9780814737750.Subject(s): Evangelicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Protestant women -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 20th century | Women in fundams -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Evangelical Christian Women : War Stories in the Gender BattlesDDC classification: 280/.4/0820973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. War Stories: Case Studies in Gender Conflict in Institutionsand in the Lives of Individuals; 1 Christians for Biblical Equality and the Fight for Middle Ground; 2 Institutional Conflict and the New Orthodoxy at Southern Seminary; 3 Conflict in the Lives of Individual Women; Part II. Analysis and Interpretation; Theoretical Issues; The Power of Subtle Arrangements and Little Things; What Do We Now Know about Conservative Protestant Women?; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary: Evangelical Christian Women draws on two years of ethnographic research nationwide to shed new light on the gender conflict faced by women in evangelical Christianity. Julie Ingersoll goes beyond previous attempts to find avenues of empowerment for fundamentalist women to offer a more nuanced look at the challenges they face when they occupy positions of leadership which violate traditional gender norms. She looks where other studies do not-at women who, while remaining entrenched in and committed to evangelical Christianity, are also resisting accepted gender roles. Evangelical Christian Women offers a look at conservative women who challenge gender norms within their religious traditions, the fallout they experience as part of the ensuing conflict, and the significance of the conflict over gender for the development and character of culture. In the face of a growing number of scholarly studies of conservative religious women that argue that submission is somehow "really" empowerment, this book seeks to get at the other side of the story; to document and explore the experiences of the women caught in the middle of the conservative Christian culture war over gender.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. War Stories: Case Studies in Gender Conflict in Institutionsand in the Lives of Individuals; 1 Christians for Biblical Equality and the Fight for Middle Ground; 2 Institutional Conflict and the New Orthodoxy at Southern Seminary; 3 Conflict in the Lives of Individual Women; Part II. Analysis and Interpretation; Theoretical Issues; The Power of Subtle Arrangements and Little Things; What Do We Now Know about Conservative Protestant Women?; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author

Evangelical Christian Women draws on two years of ethnographic research nationwide to shed new light on the gender conflict faced by women in evangelical Christianity. Julie Ingersoll goes beyond previous attempts to find avenues of empowerment for fundamentalist women to offer a more nuanced look at the challenges they face when they occupy positions of leadership which violate traditional gender norms. She looks where other studies do not-at women who, while remaining entrenched in and committed to evangelical Christianity, are also resisting accepted gender roles. Evangelical Christian Women offers a look at conservative women who challenge gender norms within their religious traditions, the fallout they experience as part of the ensuing conflict, and the significance of the conflict over gender for the development and character of culture. In the face of a growing number of scholarly studies of conservative religious women that argue that submission is somehow "really" empowerment, this book seeks to get at the other side of the story; to document and explore the experiences of the women caught in the middle of the conservative Christian culture war over gender.

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