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Moral combat : how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics, R. Marie Griffith

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Moral combat : how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics
Title
Moral combat
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how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics
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R. Marie Griffith
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable"--
  • "Why are religious conflicts over sex and sexuality so inescapable in American politics today? The answer, argues R. Marie Griffith in Moral Combat, lies in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians almost a century ago. In the 1920s, after women gained the right to vote nationwide, a longstanding religious consensus about sexual morality began to fray irreparably. The slow but steady unraveling of that consensus in the decades that followed has transformed America's broader culture and public life, dividing our politics and pushing sex to the center of our public debate"--
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A scholar of American religion and sexuality chronicles the century of religious conflict behind many of today's most contentious issues, exploring how the Christian consensus about gender roles and sexual morality has changed throughout recent decades
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10611513
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DLC
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1967-
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Griffith, R. Marie
Dewey number
261.8/3570973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Christianity and politics
  • Sex
  • Sex
  • Christians
  • Protestant churches
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christians
  • Interfaith relations
  • Protestant churches
  • Sex
  • Sex
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics
Label
Moral combat : how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics, R. Marie Griffith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-374) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The battle over birth control in the roaring twenties -- Censorship of literature and popular entertainments -- Segregation and race mixing in the early Civil Rights era -- The Kinsey revolution and challenges to female chastity -- Sex education in the sixties and the surging Religious Right -- The abortion war before and after Roe v. Wade -- Sexual harassment at century's end -- Same-sex marriage and LGBT rights in the new millennium
Control code
ocn982093586
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 395 pages
Isbn
9780465094752
Lccn
2017037768
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982093586
Label
Moral combat : how sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics, R. Marie Griffith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The battle over birth control in the roaring twenties -- Censorship of literature and popular entertainments -- Segregation and race mixing in the early Civil Rights era -- The Kinsey revolution and challenges to female chastity -- Sex education in the sixties and the surging Religious Right -- The abortion war before and after Roe v. Wade -- Sexual harassment at century's end -- Same-sex marriage and LGBT rights in the new millennium
Control code
ocn982093586
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 395 pages
Isbn
9780465094752
Lccn
2017037768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982093586

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