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From Abstinence to Purity: The Changing Tropes of Chastity

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the incongruity of the positive, benefits-oriented rhetoric of an evangelical abstinence campaign that is all about a prohibition. The message focuses on a positive call to a ... More


What’s Not So Great about Great Sex

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the evangelical abstinence campaigns are unwittingly raising a generation of young people with false expectations about the role of sex in marriage and about the sacrifice ... More


Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Christine J. Gardner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even though they are immersed in sex-saturated society, millions of teens are pledging to remain virgins until their wedding night. How are evangelical Christians persuading young people to wait ... More


The Fractured Fairy Tale: When True Love Doesn’t Wait

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Millions of young people have pledged abstinence, but that does not mean that they are all virgins. What happens to the happily-ever-after of the fairy tale of abstinence if the prince or princess ... More


Fearing God, Not AIDS: Abstinence in Africa

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter follows the American evangelical sexual abstinence rhetoric to sub-Saharan Africa to explore the differences between the American and African cases. It shows that the abstinence message ... More


Disciplining Sexuality: How American Evangelical Youth Are Committing To Abstinence—And Sticking With It

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how American evangelical teenagers are negotiating the gray area between sex and no sex. Although all the respondents have pledged to practice abstinence, they regularly make ... More


“Someday My Prince Will Come”: The Fairy-Tale Narrative and Female Power

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A key argument in the evangelical sexual abstinence campaigns is that delaying sexual gratification today means a greater prize of true love and romance tomorrow. This theme is communicated through ... More


The Condom Conflict: Saving Lives or Promoting Promiscuity?

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how evangelical abstinence educators in Africa rhetorically construct the condom. It argues that they construct the condom as (1) a tool for marital fidelity; (2) a tool for ... More


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