She Preached the Word: Women's Ordination in Modern America

ISBN : 9780190882365

Benjamin R. Knoll; Cammie Jo Bolin
294 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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She Preached the Word offers a timely and comprehensive examination of support for women's ordination in America's congregations and the effect of female clergy on those in the pews. It is an essential contribution to our understanding of the intersection of gender, religion, and politics in contemporary American society.


Chapter 1. Introduction: The Need for a New Perspective
Chapter 2. Women's Ordination in America: A Contemporary Overview
Chapter 3. Support and Skepticism Regarding Women's Ordination
Chapter 4. Who Supports Women's Ordination in America?
Chapter 5. A Second Look at Views on Women's Ordination
Chapter 6. Clergywomen and Young Girls: The Importance of Role Models
Chapter 7. The Effect of Clergywomen: Religious Representation
Chapter 8. The Effect of Clergywomen: Religious Empowerment and Mobilization
Chapter 9. Conclusion: Clergywomen Matter
Data Appendix

About the author: 

Benjamin Knoll is the John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Iowa and specializes in public opinion and voting behavior, with a specialization in religion, race, ethnicity, and politics.; Cammie Jo Bolin is a Ph.D. student in political science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include gender and politics, representation, and religion and politics.

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