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Historians on Housewives

“I may look like a tired teenage boy, but trust me: I’m an aging gay man inside" w/ Dr. Suzanna Krivulskaya

Season 3, Ep. 7

In which the Historians learn about how to think about scandal and the relationship between sexuality and Evangelical and Pentecostal religion in nineteenth and twentieth-century America, and how RHOP and RHOSLC can help us understand cheating and sexuality in these church communities.

Recommended Reading

Suzanna Krivulskaya, “A History of Sex Abuse in the Protestant Imagination,” The Revealer, March 2, 2020.

Wallace Best, “Lessons from the Rev. Eddie Long Scandal: Some Historical Context,” Huffpost, October 10, 2010.

Kate Bowler, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Ambre Dromgoole, “Pastor Mary Cosby, Arranged Pentecostal Marriages, and the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” The Revealer, February 4, 2021.

Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (New York: Liveright, 2020).

Megan Goodwyn and Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst, “Keeping It 101” podcast.

Ahmad Greene-Hayes, “New Birth and Jamal Bryant: Time for the Black Church to Address Its Culture of Sexism, Misogyny and Homophobia,” The Root, December 4, 2018.

Emily Suzanne Johnson, “A Theme Park, a Scandal, and the Faded Ruins of a Televangelism Empire,” Religion & Politics, October 28, 2014.

Bravo Insider, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Answer ALL Your Questions About Mormonism."

Mathew Schmalz, “Why the Label ‘Cult’ Gets in the Way of Understanding New Religions,” The Conversation, April 10, 2018.

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