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Wearing Our Shorts a Little Longer: Testing the Boundaries of Evangelical Femininity

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Female Christian athletes employ different self-display choices in different contexts, revealingfemininity as a social construct requiring ongoing performance. They also work very hard to maintain a ... More


Practicing Faith: Sports Ministry and Evangelicalism in America

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Far from the founders of sports ministry’s original intentions, the encounter between evangelicalism and sports has resulted in a flexible evangelicalism that has allowed for a far wider range of ... More


Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Annie Blazer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When sports ministry first emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, its founders imagined male celebrity athletes as powerful salespeople who could deliver a message of Christian strength: “If athletes can ... More


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