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Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants and Social Power

David Harrington Watt


This book focuses on the relationship between conservative Protestants and social power in the U.S. The book, which is particularly concerned with which sorts of power relationships seem natural and which do not, is based on fieldwork (conducted in the early 1990s), in three Philadelphia churches: Oak Grove Church, Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, and the Philadelphia Church of Christ. The data drawn from that fieldwork suggests that in the early 1990s, Bible‐carrying Christian churches tended to naturalize (to various degrees) the authority of heterosexuals and men. The data also suggested ... More

Keywords: 1990s, conservative Protestants, corporations, fieldwork, heterosexuals, men, ministers, nation‐states, Philadelphia, social power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195068344
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195068343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Harrington Watt, author
Temple University, USA
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