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Talking taboo : American Christian women get frank about faith  Cover Image Book Book

Talking taboo : American Christian women get frank about faith

Lane, Erin, 1984- (Added Author). Okoro, Enuma, 1973- (Added Author).


Summary: "American Christian women under 40 are being theologically trained in unprecedented numbers, accessing leadership in their communities through both orthodox and unorthodox avenues, and balancing the roles of professional, wife, mother, girlfriend, and friend. With all of the perceived progress, why do they feel like their young voices still aren't being heard? And if they found the courage to speak, what would they want to say? The latest book in the I Speak For Myself series addresses the experiences of faith, gender, and identity that remain taboo for American Christian women under 40. Is it our desire to remain childless in a Catholic tradition that largely defines women by their ability to reproduce? Is it our struggle with pornography in an evangelical subculture that addresses it only as the temptation of unsatisfied men? From masturbation, miscarriage, and menstruation to ordination, co-habitation, and immigration, this collection of essays explores the most provocative topics of faith left largely unspoken in 21st century American faith life. For women and their partners, faith leaders and their members, historians and their students, this book documents the voices of young Christian women and their refusal to be silent any longer"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 1935952862 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781935952862 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xix, 240 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Ashland, OR : White Cloud Press, c2013.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes discussion questions.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Andrew Marin -- Introduction / Erin Lane -- Going in disguise / Amy Frykholm -- The Gatherer-God : on motherhood and prayer / Micha Boyett -- Naughty by nature, hopeful by grace / Enuma Okoro -- Becoming one flesh : thoughts on male headship in marriage / Amy Julia Becker -- No one teaches us how to be daughters / aja monet -- Married without children / Erin Lane -- Living (together) without a blueprint / Bristol Huffman -- High stakes Whack-a-Mole : noticing and naming sexism in the church / Lara Blackwood Pickrel -- On being a strong woman / Julie Clawson -- Crafting bonds of blood / Patience Perry -- Leaving a marriage, finding Jesus / Sarah McGiverin -- The God of shit times / Rachel Marie Stone -- Broken in the body, slain in the Spirit / Tara Woodard-Lehman -- Naming God for ourselves amidst pain and patriarchy / Rahiel Tesfamariam -- The silence behind the din : domestic violence and homosexuality / Rev. Sarah C. Jobe -- No women need apply / Gina Messina-Dysert -- A woman of many questions / K.D. Byers -- Hinges and doors / Andrea Palpant Dilley -- Gender confusion: navigating evangelical discussions of gender roles / Sharon Hodde Miller -- Being a voice for the stranger / Jenny Hwang Yang -- The pastor has breasts / Rebecca Clark -- Joiner / Alena Amato Ruggerio -- Free to believe : breaking with biblical authority / Jennifer D. Crumpton -- God in the bedroom : does Jesus care how you make love? / Anna Broadway -- Created for pleasure / Kate Ott -- A thing of beauty / Katie Anderson -- Tattooing my faith / Robyn Henderson-Espinoza -- Recovery from the porch / Pilar Timpane -- Sex, shame, and scarred knees / elizabeth mcmanus -- Flesh and blood / Ashley-Anne Masters -- Finding my voice / Sarah Thebarge -- A pregnant silence / Katey Zeh -- A woman undone / Grace Biskie -- What do Cinderella, lilies, and the cross have in common? / Carol Howard Merritt -- Running into glass doors / Atinuke O. Diver -- Swing and the single girl / Meghan Florian -- The beauty in brokenness / Nikole Lim -- Celebration of strength / Christy Sim -- My secret Buddhist life / Mary Allison Cates -- A pastor in hiding / Marlena Graves.
Subject: United States
Christian women Religious life
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
RELIGION / Christian Life / Women's Issues
Christian women Religious life United States

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