Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl

Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl

by Susan Campbell

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Overview

By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. Why wouldn't he? She went to his house three times a week, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him. She even professed her love for him through being baptized.

In this lovingly told tale, Susan Campbell takes us into the world of Christian fundamentalism—a world where details really, really matter. And she shows us what happened when she finally came to admit that in her faith, women would never be allowed a seat near the throne.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807010723
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susan Campbell's writing has been recognized by the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors; National Women's Political Caucus; the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, and the Connecticut chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. She was also a member of the Courant's 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for breaking news. She is co-author of a travel book, Connecticut Curiosities and she lives in Connecticut with her husband.

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Chapter One: The Devil Is in an Air Bubble
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Table of Contents

One
The Devil’s in an Air Bubble
 
Two
I Don’t Want to Preach, But . . .
 
Three
Knocking Doors for Jesus
 
Four
A Good Christian Woman
 
Five
The Theology of Softball
 
Six
A Woman’s Role
 
Seven
A Scary God
 
Eight
The Reluctant Female
 
Nine
Still, Small Voice
 
Ten
Water Jugs
 
Eleven
Jesus Haunts Me, This I Know
 
Acknowledgments 207
About My Sources 208

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