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dc.contributor.advisorFox, Rebekah
dc.contributor.authorScivally, Indigo ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-17T14:11:15Z
dc.date.available2020-03-17T14:11:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.identifier.citationScivally, I. (2019). A rhetorical analysis of religious messages directed at women (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/9457
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, August 2019.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to analyze and critique the rhetorical messages aimed at women found on the websites of popular Evangelical Christian organizations such as “Focus on the Family” and “Christianity Today,” which produce and publish Christian faith materials such as blogs, podcasts, books, teaching materials and more. These organizations are generations old, “Focus on the Family” being founded in 1977 (Focus on the Family, 2019), and “Christianity Today” in 1956 (Christianity Today, 2019), and are widely used amongst those in the Christian faith. “Christianity Today” claims to reach over 5 million Christians through its network every month (Christianity Today, 2019), and “Focus on the Family” boasts an audience of over 38 million people through their radio and online presence globally (Focus on the Family, 2019). Many of the messages within these organizations specifically target the female audience, and offer advice and solutions for Christian wives, mothers, working women, and young adults the like. The rhetorical ideological analysis of their websites serves to better understand the beliefs, attitudes, motives, and practices that they are attempting to spread. Coupled with the literature review, this thesis creates a picture of the harm these messages directed at women can cause to their self-image, self-esteem, and general well-being.en_US
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dc.format.extent44 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectRhetoricen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectFamilyen_US
dc.subjectRolesen_US
dc.subjectChristian organizationsen_US
dc.titleA Rhetorical Analysis of Religious Messages Directed at Womenen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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