Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 July 2015

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780199987764

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Virgin Nation

Sexual Purity and American Adolescence

Sara Moslener

  • Traces nationalistic and apocalyptic themes within three different eras of sexual purity work
  • Examines the development of a rhetorical strain that runs throughout Protestant evangelicalism
  • Shows how the purity and rapture cultures within U.S. evangelicalism create a seemingly inherent connection between sexual purity and personal salvation
  • Shows how evangelicals attempt to maintain their political and cultural relevance by appealing to widespread cultural fears

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