Journal Article

“We Are One Life,” But Not of One Gender Ideology: Unity, Ambiguity, and the Promise Keepers

William H. Lockhart

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 61, issue 1, pages 73-92
Published in print January 2000 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2000 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3712091
“We Are One Life,” But Not of One Gender Ideology: Unity, Ambiguity, and the Promise Keepers

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The Promise Keepers has been described as a gender ideology movement. Although Promise Keepers demonstrates an ethical and religious ethos, this paper's investigation demonstrates that the movement includes at least four different ideologies of gender. The Promise Keepers organization adepdy uses a number of cultural and organizational resources to maintain unity among its diverse following. Unity is created by corporate experiences, the use of a common religious identity, symbolic actions, ethical calls to unity, and organizational strategies, but not by a clear gender role ideology.

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Subjects: Religion ; Sociology of Religion

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