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By R. Marie Griffith

ISBN-10: 0465094759

ISBN-13: 9780465094752

ISBN-10: 1541410130

ISBN-13: 9781541410138

From an esteemed student of yank faith and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of non secular clash that produced our tradition wars

Gay marriage, transgender rights, delivery control--sex is on the middle of the various such a lot divisive political problems with our age. The origins of those conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged between American Christians a century in the past. From the Twenties onward, a once-solid Christian consensus concerning gender roles and sexual morality started to disintegrate, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, intercourse schooling, and abortion. either those that recommended for larger openness in sexual issues and those that resisted new sexual norms grew to become to politics to pursue their ethical visions for the kingdom. Moral Combat is a heritage of ways the Christian consensus on intercourse unraveled, and the way this unraveling has made our political battles over intercourse so ferocious and so intractable.

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