Are Christian Romance Novels Edifying Entertainment or "Intellectual Junk Food"?
Air Date February 9, 2013
Are Christian romance novels edifying entertainment or "intellectual junk food"? Julie Roys discusses the issue this Saturday on Up For Debate
. Joining her is Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, an outspoken critic of these novels, and Dr. Rebecca Barrett Fox, who defends the genre. Don't miss the discussion this Saturday at 8 a.m. on Up For Debate
Dr. Rosalie de Rosset
Dr. Rosalie de Rosset is an undergraduate professor of Communications at the Moody Bible Institute. She is also a writer, literary/social commentator and conference speaker. Dr. de Rosset has earned advanced degrees from Northeastern Illinois State University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has recently written a book titled Unseduced and Unshaken.
Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox
Rebecca Barrett-Fox is a member of the social science faculty at Hesston College in Hesston, Kan. She received her B.A. from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where her research focused on the intersections of religion, politics and sexuality. Her ethnographic research on Christian romance novel readers has been published in The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture as well as various edited collections.
Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.