The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

Thursday Plenary

7:00-8:30pm (CT)

Online Auditorium


Convention Co-Chair and Session Moderator

Jacob Kohlhaas, Loras College


Identifying Patterns in the Relationship between Christianity, Culture, and the Family

Stephanie Coontz

Evergreen State University

Stephanie Coontz is the Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families and emeritus faculty of History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She currently serves as an advisor to MTV for its anti-bias campaign.


Coontz's articles have appeared in both popular and academic media, from The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. Read selected articles.

She is the author of five books on gender, family, and history, including Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage, which was cited in the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. She has edited and contributed chapters to more than 25 other books, and her writings have been translated into a dozen languages. See a complete list of her books.


As a passionate advocate for academics in public life, Coontz conducts media training workshops around the country, both for professional groups and at academic institutions, including Notre Dame, Columbia, and UCLA. Learn more about Coontz's speaking and workshops.

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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