This project confronts a predominant evangelical Christian posture towards
female identity, particularly the manner in which gender roles and modes of sexual
expression and experience are theologized and disseminated. By correlating the
categories by which evangelical Christian media has praised Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight
saga to the theology of popular evangelical gender-formation texts geared towards young
women, this paper critiques the demonization of female sexuality and the spiritualization
of female subjugation common to both.