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Spring 5-11-2016

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Melissa Wilcox


This thesis is a study of the seemingly paradoxical power dynamics between young men and women in the contemporary Evangelical purity movement. This study is conducted through the lenses of the fall of Adam and Eve, feminism, and the fairy tale narrative.

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Narrative commentaries -- Fairy tale narrative -- Adam & Eve, Authority, Man-woman relationships, Interpersonal control, Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Evangelical Revival, Purity (Ethics) -- Religious aspects, Whitman College -- Dissertation collection 2016 -- Religion Department

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