Speaking of Sarah: Constructions of Evangelicalism in Media Coverage of Sarah Palin



  • Sarah Palin’s religious background has generated intense public debate. Supporters portray her as a mainstream evangelical with benign, non-political beliefs. Detractors claim that she downplays her Pentecostal roots and her ties to controversial religious networks. This chapter argues that, in favoring the former narrative, media coverage of Palin has overlooked important ideological tensions within contemporary evangelicalism.
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    Publication Date

  • 2013
  • Keywords

  • Christianity and culture
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 0313386544
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 978-0313386541
  • Volume

  • 3