When it comes to evangelicals and sex, it seems, whatever the question, the answer is “no.” In Saving Sex, Amy DeRogatis argues that this could not be further from the truth. Demolishing the myth of evangelicals as anti-sex, she shows that American evangelicals claim that fabulous sex–in the right context–is viewed as a divinely-sanctioned, spiritual act.Saving Sex is a long-overdue exploration of evangelicals’ surprising and often-misunderstood beliefs about sex–who can do what, when, and why–and of the many ways in which they try to bring those beliefs to bear on American culture.
Saving Sex reviewed by Elizabeth Gish in Religious Studies Review, Vol. 12, Issue 4, Dec. 2016, p. 269.
The American Religious Sounds Project has a new home page! Please click HERE to visit us.
Saving Sex reviewed in the Sociology of Religion by Sara Moslener author of Virgin Nation (OUP Press, 2015).
Review of Saving Sex by Kipp Gilmore-Clough in Religion Vol. 46, Issue 2, 2016.
My FS15 students in REL 491 Religion and the Senses participated in the soundmap project and created gallery pages of religious sounds that they recorded around East Lansing, MI. Click HERE to see and hear the story map.
This talk presented in conjunction with the Mellon Seminar, “Sex of the Spirit: Desire and Deity in the History of American Religion.” March 10, 2016.
“Sex: A Useful Category in the Study of Religion” Plenary Speaker, 2016 Annual Conference of the Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion, April 2, 2016.