R. Marie Griffith

R. Marie Griffith

Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the editor of the Center’s journal, Religion & Politics. She previously taught at Harvard, Princeton, and Northwestern. A Chattanooga native, she holds degrees from Harvard and the University of Virginia. Her books include God’s Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission (1997), Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (2004), Women and Religion in the African Diaspora: Knowledge, Power, and Performance (co-edited with Barbara Dianne Savage, 2006), Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (co-edited with Melani McAlister, 2008), and American Religions: A Documentary History (2007). Her newest book, is Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics, which Basic Books published in December 2017. Griffith is a frequent media commentator and public speaker on current issues pertaining to religion and politics, including the changing profile of American evangelicals and ongoing conflicts over gender, sexuality, and marriage. Follow her on Twitter @RMarieGriffith.
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