The American Religious Debate Over Birth Control, 1907-1937

The American Religious Debate Over Birth Control, 1907-1937

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The ongoing debates on the morality of artificial birth control sparked a heated public debate in the early twentieth century in an already religiously fragmented United States. Many denominations took part in the deliberations both publicly and privately. In examining the ideas about contraception and birth control at that time, this book considers the cultural environment, religion and its connection to the roots of birth control, the questioning of religious doctrine, the Protestants' view of birth control, the Lambeth conferences of 1930, the influence of conservatives, and the influence of Catholics. Also discussed is the historical context of fundamentalists versus modernists, neo-Malthusianism, eugenics, immigration, the movement for legalization organized by Margaret Sanger, and how the Catholic Church came to lead religious resistance to artificial birth control.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. :, McFarland,, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780786410811
Branch Call Number: 363.960973 TO
Characteristics: vi, 226 pages ; 23 cm


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