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Author Rosen, Christine.

Title Preaching eugenics : religious leaders and the American eugenics movement / Christine Rosen
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 286 pages) : illustrations
Contents Fervent charity -- Certifying eugenic purity in the churches -- Protestant promoters and Jewish eugenics -- Eugenicists discover Jesus -- Sterilization, birth control, and the Catholic confrontation with eugenics -- Twilight converts
Summary The author tells how Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish leaders confronted and enthusiastically embraced eugenics - a movement that embodied progressive attitudes about modern science at the time. She argues that religious leaders pursued eugenics precisely when they moved away from traditional religious tenets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-275) and index
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Subject Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- Religious aspects
Religion and science.
Contraception.
Judaism.
People with mental disabilities.
Protestantism.
Social change.
Involuntary sterilization.
Theology.
Eugenics -- history
Religion and Science
Clergy -- psychology
Catholicism
Contraception
Emigration and Immigration -- legislation & jurisprudence
History, 20th Century
Judaism
Persons with Mental Disabilities
Protestantism
Social Change
Sterilization, Involuntary
Theology
Judaism.
mentally handicapped.
Protestantism.
theology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Eugenics.
Religion
Eugenik
Eugénisme -- États-Unis -- 20e siècle.
Génétique humaine -- États-Unis -- Aspect religieux.
United States
United States.
USA.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1423720253
9781423720256
9780195156799
019515679X
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9781280558900