After the Wrath of God Hardback

AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion

by Anthony M. Petro;


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After the Wrath of God

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One Sunday in February 1987, protesters stood outside the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst in Massachusetts, whose minister planned to hand out condoms during his sermon, dramatizing the need for the church to confront the AIDS crisis. The minister gave out nearly five hundred condoms as the audience exploded into applause. But he could not hang around to enjoy it; having received threats in advance of the service, he dashed out of the sanctuary immediately. Thus was the climate for religious AIDS activism in the mid-1980s. After the Wrath of God is the first book to tell the story of American religion and the AIDS epidemic. Anthony Petro shows how religious leaders and organizations posited AIDS as a religious and moral epidemic, and analyzes how this construction has informed cultural and political debates about public health and sexual morality. While most attention to religion and AIDS foregrounds the role of the Religious Right, this book examines the much broader-and more influential-range of mainline Protestant, evangelical, and Catholic groups that shaped public discussions of AIDS prevention and care in the U.S.
The AIDS epidemic, Petro argues, effected a shift in Christian rhetoric regarding sexuality. Mainstream religious groups almost uniformly called for compassion for those afflicted with the disease. While the Christian Right focused on what not to do, an increasing number of mainstream religious leaders promoted instead a positive prescription for sex, one more readily taken up in public health endeavors and sex education curricula alike-a vision that informs debates over sexual morality to this day.

After the Wrath of God by Anthony M. Petro was published by Oxford University Press in August 2015. The ISBN for After the Wrath of God is 9780199391288.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (August 2015)
Weight621g
Number of Pages320
Thickness19 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780199391288
ISBN-100199391289
Product Code4319930
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