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An Interview with Dr. Ann Douglas

Terrible Honesty In An Age of Sentimentalism

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Hailed as "one of the leading feminists of our time," Dr. Ann Douglas is Professor of American Studies at Columbia University and has also taught at Princeton and Harvard. Her highly acclaimed work, The Feminization of American Culture, was followed recently by Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920's. One of Dr. Douglas's main theses is that the demise of Calvinism led to a sentimentalism in religion that shaped the larger society. Although Dr. Douglas is committed to a much broader theological perspective than we would embrace, her critique is trenchant. It is an especially appropriate topic in relation to our understanding of Christ's saving work in our time and place.

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Issue: "Saved from God by God" March/April 1996 Vol. 5 No. 2 Page number(s): 7-8

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