“We didn’t call it dating”: The disrupted landscape of relationship advice for evangelical Protestant youth

  title={“We didn’t call it dating”: The disrupted landscape of relationship advice for evangelical Protestant youth},
  author={Courtney Ann Irby},
  journal={Critical Research on Religion},
  pages={177 - 194}
  • C. Irby
  • Published 16 July 2013
  • Sociology
  • Critical Research on Religion
Studies of religious meaning-making, especially on young adults, tend to prioritize the views of religious elites and orthodox doctrines. By focusing on the everyday activity of romantic relationships, a topic that has no orthodox position, this article analyzes both how religious elites construct discursive fields of meaning and how laity negotiate this field. Drawing on a study of popular Christian relationship advice books and interviews with young evangelicals, I describe a disrupted… 

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