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Author Gardella, Peter, 1951-
Title Innocent ecstasy : how Christianity gave America an ethic of sexual pleasure / Peter Gardella.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition Updated edition.

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Subject Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sin, Original.
Sexual ethics -- United States.
United States -- Religious life and customs.
Description 1 online resource
Edition Updated edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Catholic sensuality -- Protestant reactions -- Medical Christianity -- Medical prophets -- Evangelical ecstasy -- The Song of Bernadette -- Redemption through sex -- Redeeming the body.
Summary Moving between theology, medical treatments, psychological theories, feminist movements and popular culture, 'Innocent Ecstasy' demonstrates how Christianity has shaped Americans' sexual expectations and laid the foundations for the sexual revolution.
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ISBN 9780190609412 (electronic bk.)
0190609419 (electronic bk.)
9780190609429
9780190609405 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 945072192
Additional Format Print version: Gardella, Peter, 1951- Innocent ecstasy. Updated Edition. New York : Oxford University Press, 2016 9780190609405 (DLC) 2015042164