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Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

in The Truth about Conservative Christians

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780226306629
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226306759 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.003.0008
Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

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This chapter addresses two questions: (1) Are the sexual attitudes and behaviors of Conservative Protestants significantly different from those of other Americans, especially Mainline Protestants? Have they retained the stern sexual ethic of their Puritan predecessors? (2) To what extent have the changes in the larger culture affected the sexual ethics and behavior of Conservative Protestants? It is argued that in some matters Conservative Protestants do have stricter ethical norms than do other Christians and that, also to some extent, they have been affected by the changes in the norms of the larger society but not as much as have other groups.

Keywords: sexual attitudes; sexual behavior; Conservative Protestants; sexual ethics

Chapter.  7785 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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