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Bible-Carrying ChristiansConservative Protestants and Social Power$
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David Harrington Watt

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195068344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195068343.001.0001

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Social Power

Social Power

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(p.23) Three Social Power
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Bible-Carrying Christians
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David Harrington Watt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195068343.003.0003

This book uses data drawn from fieldwork to check the accuracy of one of the stories that scholars often tell about Bible‐carrying Christian churches. According to that story, such churches naturalize asymmetrical power relations. They teach people that it is natural for Christians to defer to the desires of corporations and nation‐states; for lay people to defer to ministers; for homosexuals to defer to heterosexuals; and for women to defer to men.

Keywords:   asymmetrical, corporations, heterosexuals, men, ministers, nation‐states, naturalize, power relations

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