Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Sociology Dept.
This honors thesis is an in-depth, qualitative study of a central Maine evangelical church. My focus is on five women and their religious journeys and experiences as Christian women. I explore a number of issues: the appeal of this church community to contemporary women; the connections and the contrasts between what the church leaders espouse and what ordinary female members believe; the ways in which the women develop their own personal relationships with Christ, the evangelical tradition, and other members of the community; and my own journey as a student of sociology and a qualitative researcher.
evangelical, christian, women, ethnography, qualitative, identity
Recommended CitationDoran, Elizabeth A., ""Contentment in My Heart": Evangelical Women and Spiritual Journeys" (2009). Honors Theses. Paper 560.
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