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The preacher's wife : the precarious power of evangelical women celebrities, Kate Bowler

Label
The preacher's wife : the precarious power of evangelical women celebrities
Title
The preacher's wife
Title remainder
the precarious power of evangelical women celebrities
Statement of responsibility
Kate Bowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism--the celebrity preacher's wife. Although most evangelical traditions bar women from ordained ministry, many women have carved out unofficial positions of power in their husbands' spiritual empires or their own ministries. The biggest stars--such as Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Victoria Osteen--write bestselling books, grab high ratings on Christian television, and even preach. In this engaging book, Kate Bowler, an acclaimed historian of religion and the author of the bestselling memoir Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, offers a sympathetic and revealing portrait of megachurch women celebrities, showing how they must balance the demands of celebrity culture and conservative, male-dominated faiths.Whether standing alone or next to their husbands, the leading women of megaministry play many parts: the preacher, the homemaker, the talent, the counselor, and the beauty. Boxed in by the high expectations of modern Christian womanhood, they follow and occasionally subvert the visible and invisible rules that govern the lives of evangelical women, earning handsome rewards or incurring harsh penalties. They must be pretty, but not immodest; exemplary, but not fake; vulnerable to sin, but not deviant. And black celebrity preachers' wives carry a special burden of respectability. But despite their influence and wealth, these women are denied the most important symbol of spiritual power--the pulpit.The story of women who most often started off as somebody's wife and ended up as everyone's almost-pastor, The Preacher's Wife is a compelling account of women's search for spiritual authority in the age of celebrity
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowler, Kate
Dewey number
  • 277.3/083082
  • 278.73083082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1643.A1
LC item number
B69 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Women in Christianity
Label
The preacher's wife : the precarious power of evangelical women celebrities, Kate Bowler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The preacher -- The homemaker -- The talent -- The counselor -- The beauty
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691179612
Lccn
2019016248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1089413123
  • (OCoLC)1089413123
  • 1010254
Label
The preacher's wife : the precarious power of evangelical women celebrities, Kate Bowler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The preacher -- The homemaker -- The talent -- The counselor -- The beauty
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691179612
Lccn
2019016248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1089413123
  • (OCoLC)1089413123
  • 1010254

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