Evangelical Feminism: A History / Edition 1

Evangelical Feminism: A History / Edition 1

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by Pamela D.H. Cochran
     
 

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,

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Overview

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 inequalities, injustice, and discrimination that women face because of their sex?

Evangelical Feminism offers the first history of the evangelical feminist movement. It traces the emergence and theological development of biblical feminism within evangelical Christianity in the 1970s, how an internal split among members of the movement came about over the question of lesbianism, and what these developments reveal about conservative Protestantism and religion generally in contemporary America.

Cochran shows that biblical feminists have been at the center of changes both within evangelicalism and in American culture more broadly by renegotiating the religious symbols which shape its deepest values.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814716502
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
245
Sales rank:
393,146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction
2 We’re on Our Way, Lord! The Birth of Biblical Feminism, 1973–1975
3 All We’re Meant to Be: The Early Years of Biblical Feminism, 1975–1983
4 Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? The Crisis in Biblical Feminism, 1984–1986
5 Empowered by the Word, I: Theological Changes in Biblical Feminism, 1986–
6 Empowered by the Word, II: Organizational Changes in Biblical Feminism, 1986–
7 Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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