This book is about evangelical women, power and religion. It is a sociological study using quantitative data, including interviews. It looks at women's attitudes to ministry, work and childcare, marriage, money, and issues such as sex, abortion, divorce, and cohabitation. Chapters on theory and literature examine feminism from a Christian perspective and cover sociological debates on questions of bias and the relationship between sociology and theology.
SANDRA BAILLIE is Research Affiliate at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The Queen's University of Belfast. In 1999 she was an individual recipient of a Rowntree Charitable Trust grant which is funding her current study on Presbyterianism and Identity in Ireland (north and south).