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Author Stankorb, Sarah, author.

Title Dis-obedient women : how a small group of faithful women exposed abuse, brought down powerful pastors, and ignited an evangelical reckoning / Sarah Stankorb.

Publication Info. Nashville : Worthy, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  270.082 STANKORB    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  270.082 STANKORB    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  270.082 ST    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 325 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-325).
Note On title page and cover, the title is Dis-obedient women, with a dash. The spine has: Disobedient women.
Contents Introduction. -- Womb-man. Chapter 1: quiverfull -- Chapter 2: the daughters -- The evangelical pope. Chapter 3: umbrella of protection -- Chapter 4: recovering grace -- Chapter 5: on trial -- The unsilenced. Chapter 6: compendium of the accused -- Chapter 7: speaking up -- Chapter 8: daughters of stan -- Sovereignty and grace. Chapter 9: what's deserved -- Chapter 10: survivor -- Anonymous but not invisible. Chapter 11: girl in a box -- Chapter 12: homeschoolers anonymous -- True love and side hugs. Chapter 13: pure girl -- Chapter 14: adieu to kissing dating goodbye -- Me too. Chapter 15: #movement -- Chapter 16: spotlight -- Whose dominion? Chapter 17: the kirk -- Chapter 18: in his garden -- Chapter 19: the resistance -- The rewards of (dis)obedience. Chapter 20: some kind of evolution -- Chapter 21: keep going.
Summary "A generation of American Christian girls was taught submitting to men is God's will. They should not question the men in their families or their pastors. They were told to remain sexually pure and trained to feel shame if a man was tempted. Some of these girls were abused and assaulted. Some made to shrink down so small they became a fraction of themselves. To question their leaders was to question God himself. All the while, their male leaders built fiefdoms from megachurches and sprawling ministries. They influenced political leaders and policy. To protect their church's influence, these men covered up and hid abuse. American Christian patriarchy, as it rose in political power and cultural sway over the past four decades, hurt many faithful believers. Millions of Americans abandoned churches they once loved. Yet among those who stayed, a brave group of women spoke up. They built online megaphones. In Disobedient Women, journalist Sarah Stankorb gives long-overdue recognition for these everyday women as leaders, voices for a different sort of faith. Their work has driven journalists to help bring abuse stories to national attention. Stankorb weaves together names readers know now-Rachel Held Evans, Joshua Harris, Bill Gothard-with new names readers will never forget in order to present a full, layered portrait of where Christian extremism stands in the twenty-first century, and how from within the church women and their allies are challenging that standing. Disobedient Women is not just a look at the women who have used the power of the internet to bring down the religious power structures that were meant to keep them quiet, it's also a picture of the large-scale changes that are happening within evangelical culture regarding women's roles, ultimately underscoring the ways technology has created a place for women to challenge the traditional power structures from within"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women in church work.
Women -- Abuse of -- Religious aspects.
Sexual misconduct by clergy.
Women in Christianity.
RELIGION / Christianity / General.
Sexual misconduct by clergy. (OCoLC)fst01114900
Women in Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01177787
Women in church work. (OCoLC)fst01177841
Added Title Disobedient women
ISBN 9781546003809 (hardcover)
1546003800 (hardcover)
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