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Evangelical Christianity and Women's Changing Lives


Aune, Kristin


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Abstract Women have outnumbered men as followers of Christianity at least since the transition to industrial capitalist modernity in the West. Yet developments in women's lives in relation to employment, family and feminist values are challenging their Christian religiosity. Building on a new strand of gender analysis in the sociology of religion, this article argues that gender is central to patterns of religiosity and secularization in the West. It then offers a case study of evangelical Christianity in England to illustrate how changes in women's lives are affecting their religiosity. Specifically, it argues that evangelical Christianity continues to be important among women occupying more traditional social positions (as wives and mothers), but adherence is declining among the growing number whose lives do not fit this older model.
Thesaurusschlagwörter gender
Freie Schlagwörter Christianity; church attendance; evangelicalism; religiosity; secularization; women;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 277-294
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Women's Studies, 15 (2008) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350506808091508
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)