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The Truth about Conservative ChristiansWhat They Think and What They Believe$
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Andrew M. Greeley and Michael Hout

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226306629

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.001.0001

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Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”

(p.113) Eight Conservative Christians in the “Sexual Revolution”
The Truth about Conservative Christians
University of Chicago Press

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

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