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Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism

Amy DeRogatis

Abstract

American evangelicals engage in the cultural conversations about sexuality that reflect the theological, social, and racial diversity of the movement. Rather than denying the sexual body the authors of evangelical sex literature present distinct visions of how sexual acts and rituals can be productive for individual and world salvation. Although there is diversity among evangelicals all born-again believers affirm that heterosexual sex is natural, is sanctioned by God, and should be practiced only in marriage. Born-again Christians embody their faith by refraining from prohibited sexual acts o ... More

Keywords: evangelicals, sexuality, sex manuals, biblical marriage, sacred sex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199942251
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942251.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy DeRogatis, author
Michigan State University