This research discusses the impact of Rachel Held Evans’ life, work, and death on her virtual community of faith. Evans’ work as a writer and theologian in the progressive evangelical Christian world was analyzed in this study through the Twitter hashtag #becauseofRHE, a space that emerged on Twitter after her death to commemorate how she had impacted followers’ lives. In addition to an outpouring of grief the hashtag presented three key impacts: radical inclusiveness, accepting and encouraging doubts, and helping followers keep their faith in God and the Church.
ENW499 - Senior Seminar in Journalism
Christy, Maddie, "A Content Analysis of Rachel Held Evans’ Impact through Her Virtual Community of Faith" (2020). English and Journalism Student Works. 3.
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