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Articles by Amy Frykholm


Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department Pursued Greater Religious Engagement

At the end of January, in the days after Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state, the media rushed to analyze her achievements. Writing …

By Amy Frykholm


The End Is Always with Us: The 40th Anniversary of “A Thief in the Night”

I hadn’t heard the song that opens the 1972 Christian apocalyptic film  A Thief in the Night in decades, and my impression of it was: …

By Amy Frykholm


To Be Straight, Thin, and “Healthy”

Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical AmericaBy Lynne GerberUniversity of Chicago Press, 2011 Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed …

By Amy Frykholm


Can Sex Sell Abstinence?

Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaignsby Christine J. GardnerUniversity of California Press, 2011  When it comes to adolescent sexuality, more than the …

By Amy Frykholm

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