Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

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Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Douglas Foster

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Ken Cukrowski

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Kelly Elliott


This study examined the trends in conversation concerning women’s roles within two streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement, the Churches of Christ and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, within the twenty-first century. In addition, it explored possible answers to the emerging questions from the study through thoughtful analysis, comparison, and observation of the present trends in conversation. The data were accumulated, organized, charted, and analyzed by researching every article and issue of the primary publication of each stream, The Christian Chronicle and The Christian Standard, to gauge the intensity and attention given to the issue. While there were no significant answers provided to the raised questions generated from the trends, the analysis of the trends yields powerful results and helps guide the direction of future studies on this topic.

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