Jesus Was a Feminist: An Institutional Ethnography of Feminist Christian Women

Beverley Bouma


Institutional ethnography is used to examine the everyday, lived experiences of feminist Christian women in relation to Biblical text. Through interviews, I explore how feminist Christian women respond to, organize, and are organized by textually mediated social relations. While feminist and Christian institutional discourses appear on the surface to be competing belief systems, the women I interviewed had a variety of responses to this apparent dissonance. Related to local and trans-local settings, their responses include compartmentalization, information management, selective religiosity, and integration of beliefs.


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ISSN (Print): 1705-2947
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