Title page for ETD etd-05182007-143516

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Ewing, Janice A.
URN etd-05182007-143516
Title Narratives about God and Gender: Women's experiences
Degree PhD
Department Family and child Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Allen, Katherine R. Committee Chair
Meszaros, Peggy S. Committee Member
Nespor, Jan K. Committee Member
Sporakowski, Michael J. Committee Member
Stith, Sandra M. Committee Member
  • religion
  • personal narrative
  • Christianity
  • gender studies
  • women
  • attitude
Date of Defense 1997-04-18
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to examine complexities which constitute women’s narratives in a conservative Christian church context. Complexities often occur around self-perception, religious beliefs, choices and change, in regard to gender relations. A review of literature indicated that social constructions about gender influence the way individuals construct narratives and meaning about their lives, which inform them how to live. Taking into account how reality is constructed though social dialogue an emphasis was placed on understanding how individuals conform and reform knowledge. This is often accomplished through the use of language around cultural and personal narratives.
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