Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism

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.