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Author Petro, Anthony Michael, 1981-

Title After the wrath of God : AIDS, sexuality, and American religion / Anthony M. Petro
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Emerging moralities : American Christians, sexuality, and AIDS -- Governing authority : the surgeon general and the moral politics of public health -- Ecclesiastical authority : AIDS, sexuality, and the American Catholic church -- Protest religion! : act up, religious freedom, and the ethics of sex
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed April 8, 2015)
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Religious life -- United States
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Religious life
AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199391295
Other Titles AIDS, sexuality, and American religion