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Evangelical Feminism: A History
For most people, the terms evangelical and feminism are contradictory. Evangelical invokes images of conservative Christians known for their strict interpretation of the Bible, as well as their support of social conservatism and traditional gender roles. So how could an evangelical support feminism, a movement that seeks, at its most basic level, to redress the inequalitie...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by New York University Press
(first published November 15th 2004)
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A good study into the feminist movements in Christian communities, with bonus extensive discussion of giblet issues and how it served as a movement splitter. That said, I honestly cannot remember if I finished this book or if I just put it down for a bit while I was moving, which should tell you a lot about how gripping it is. That's scholarship for you, I guess. (I did learn quite a bit from the book! I don't mean this to be a negative review or anything.)