After the wrath of God: AIDS, sexuality, and American religion

This study demonstrates how Christian leaders and AIDS activists in the United States have posited HIV/AIDS as a religious and moral epidemic and asks how this understanding has informed cultural and political debates about prevention, healthcare, and sex education all over the world. Drawing upon a...

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Main Author: Petro, Anthony Michael 1981-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2015
In:Year: 2015
Further subjects:B Sex Religious aspects Christianity
B AIDS (Disease) Patients Religious life United States
B AIDS (Disease) Religious aspects Christianity
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780199391288
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Summary:This study demonstrates how Christian leaders and AIDS activists in the United States have posited HIV/AIDS as a religious and moral epidemic and asks how this understanding has informed cultural and political debates about prevention, healthcare, and sex education all over the world. Drawing upon archival research, oral histories, and textual analysis, this book maps the moral language regarding sexuality - and especially homosexuality - through which evangelicals, mainline Protestants, Catholic leaders, and gay and lesbian AIDS activists made sense of and responded to the epidemic.
ISBN:0199391319
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391288.001.0001