Recommended Reading

I’m slowly compiling a list here of useful articles and books on religion and gender and other pertinent issues . . . feel free to make some suggestions!

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Faith in America, Michael O. Emerson

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, Kathryn Joyce

Are Women Human?, Dorothy Sayers

“The Cross and Male Violence,” James Poling, in Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meanings of the Cross Today, edited by Marit Trelstald.

Christianity and Incest, Annie Imbens and Ineke Jonkers

Sexual Revolution in Early America, Richard Godbeer


3 Comments on “Recommended Reading”

  1. prairienymph says:

    Our libraries don’t have these. Are there any you would recommend buying?

    • Grace says:

      The Quiverfull book and Are Women Human are both worth purchasing. Joyce uncovers a lot of connections between more “mainstream” conservative evangelical leaders and the quiverfull movement that I wasn’t aware of. And Sayers’ essays are just a good, clear exposition of the absurdities and dehumanization at the heart of misogyny.

      I have a PDF of the Poling article that I can send you – drop me an email (see the about page for my email address).

  2. Talia says:

    “When Women Were Priests: Women’s Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of Their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity” by Karen Jo Torjesen is wonderful.

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