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Published: 03 November 2016

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190609405

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Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition

How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Peter Gardella

  • Describes how Christian influences led Americans to seek ecstatic pleasure and to expect freedom from guilt in their sexual relations
  • Traces the history of the doctrine of original sin and its evolution through today's popular culture