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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Can We Talk? The Missing Conversation Between Feminism and Evangelical Christianity

Why does it seem like evangelical Christian believers and feminists cannot respect one anotherís beliefs? Many feminists reject the evangelical lifestyle as one that encourages women to be submissive. On the other hand, evangelicals criticize feminism as too individualistic and lacking spiritual motivation. This paper examines whether and how the two perspectives can be reconciled or at least reach a point of mutual understanding focusing on organizations based on college campuses. It draws on recent research in the sociology of religion as well as a recent best-selling book on Christian womanhood.

Presenter: Kerri Phillips (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Sociology
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 9:20 am (Session I)