Independent Study in Religion

For my independent study in religion in the spring of 2015, I decided to research the role of women in Christian ministry and the New Testament. I conducted interviews with female clergy in Stillwater and learned about the history of the ordination of women in various denominations.

This final paper is a personal reflection on my journey to becoming a Christian feminist–something I once saw as an oxymoron. It is not intended to be exhaustive, academic or perfectly in-depth. I simply wanted to take the time to write down my experiences as I struggled to reconcile my beliefs about women with my conservative background. I know if I’ve had to wrestle with these questions about my identity, plenty of other women–with or without seminary degrees–have probably done the same.

You can read the paper here, or click on the cover below.

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