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Author Griffith, R. Marie (Ruth Marie), 1967- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    261.8357 GRI    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xx, 395 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-374) and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches.
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Sex -- Political aspects -- United States.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christians -- Political activity -- United States.
Protestant churches -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
United States -- Church history.
Other Form: Online version: Griffith, R. Marie (Ruth Marie), 1967- Moral combat. New York : Basic Books, 2017 9780465094769 (DLC) 2017040616 (OCoLC)1001968860
ISBN 9780465094752 (hardcover)
0465094759 (hardcover)
Standard No. 99976225220

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