Tuesday, January 23, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes Washington University professor of religion & politics R. Marie Griffith, who will sign and discuss her new book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics!
Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control—sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.
"Thoughtful study of the great schism between religious conservatives and progressives about women's control over their own bodies." —Kirkus Reviews
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Moral Combat from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.