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Devotions and desires : histories of sexuality and religion in the twentieth-century United States

Author: Gillian Frank; Bethany Moreton; Heather Rachelle White
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a moment when "freedom of religion" rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern US history. Yet, by tracking  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Frank; Bethany Moreton; Heather Rachelle White
ISBN: 9781469636252 1469636255 9781469636269 1469636263
OCLC Number: 992580602
Description: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: More than missionary: doing the histories of religion and sexuality together / Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White --
Winnifred Wygal's flock: same-sex desire and Christian faith in the 1920s / Kathi Kern --
Subversive spiritualities: yoga's complex role in the narrative of sex and religion in the twentieth-century United States / Andrea R. Jain --
Purity and population: American Jews, marriage, and sexuality / Rebecca L. Davis --
Sex is holy and mysterious: the vision of early twentieth-century Catholic sex education reformers / James P. McCartin --
Real true buds: celibacy and same-sex desire across the color line in Father Divine's peace mission movement / Judith Weisenfeld --
Sexual diplomacy: U.S. Catholics' transnational anti-birth control activism in postwar Japan / Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci --
Modernizing decency: citizens for decent literature and covert Catholic activism in Cold War America / Whitney Strub --
Family planning is a Christian duty: religion, population control, and the pill in the 1960s / Samira K. Mehta --
From women's rights to religious freedom: the Women's League for Conservative Judaism and the politics of abortion, 1970-1982 / Rachel Kranson --
Fascinating and happy: Mormon women, the LDS church, and the politics of sexual conservatism / Neil J. Young --
The making of gay and lesbian rabbis in reconstructionist Judaism, 1979-1992 / Rebecca T. Alpert and Jacob J. Staub --
Founding new Sodom: radical gay communalist spirituality, 1973-1976 / Daniel Rivers --
We who must die demand a miracle: Christmas 1989 at the metropolitan community church of San Francisco / Lynne Gerber.
Responsibility: edited by Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White.

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