Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Jeff Keuss
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Jennifer McKinney
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Bill Purcell
gender roles, gender, evangelical, christian, youth, media
This content analysis discusses the results of the analysis of twelve major Evangelical books for young adults and their representation of gender roles and gender ideals. The background of the Evangelical church’s handling of gender, particularly in relation to media beginning in the 1970s is established and discussed at length in order to situate this analysis amongst previous discussion of Evangelical gender roles. This analysis found that each of the books discussed four main themes of gender roles and relations: biological essentialism, complementarianism, counter-cultural branding of gender, and sexual purity (especially for young women).
Vis, Taryn Renee, "In His Image: A Content Analysis of Evangelical Youth Books for their Representation of Gender Roles and Ideals" (2016). Honors Projects. 39.
Christianity Commons, Critical and Cultural Studies Commons, Gender and Sexuality Commons, Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication Commons, Mass Communication Commons, Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Publishing Commons, Sociology of Religion Commons, Women's Studies Commons