Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christians under CoversEvangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kelsy Burke

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286320

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286320.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use (for details see www.california.universitypressscholarship.com/page/535/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 17 October 2018



Paths of Desire

(p.155) Conclusion
Christians under Covers

Kelsy Burke

University of California Press

Evangelicals endorse a bounded sense of proper sexuality, but they use the internet to expand and reshape those borders. This conclusion discusses the implications of this construction of godly sex, considering how the creators and users of Christian sexuality websites produce openings and closures for lived religion, sexual bodies, and the boundaries that surround “normal.” Like “desire paths” (those trails that are formed where people tend to walk), Christian sexuality websites are alternative paths to religious beliefs about sex that may travel alongside established religious traditions, but they also may cut corners, extend further, or even go in a different direction. Like desire paths, which may irrevocably alter a natural ecosystem, Christian sexuality websites transform what religion and sexuality can be in the twenty-first century.

Keywords:   sexuality, internet, evangelical, boundaries, normal, desire paths, lived religion

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.