Evangelical Women in Church, Community and Politics
by Fran Porter
In-depth interviews with evangelical women in Northern Ireland provide a remarkable insight into their involvement in church, community and politics.
A more engaged participation in all aspects of society is part of the overall change in the position of women, along with an ongoing challenge to the attictudes and practices that previously kept them in the background.
As they become increasingly involved in church, community and political life, evangelical women face a number of issues. This book explores these questions of participation, inclusion, difference, authority, domesticity and priority and considers their implications for churches, evangelicalism and civic society.
During her research for this ground-breaking new book, Fran Porter interviewed seventy evangelical women about their lives, faith and work. The candour of their responses, together with her astute commentary, reveal the issues involved in the significant contribution such women are making to church and society in Northern Ireland.
Published by ECONI 2002