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“Wrestling With Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church” Documents the Challenges Religious Organizations Face in Preserving Traditional Sexual and Family Behaviors


When the sexual revolution imploded in the United States in the 1960’s, Judeo/Christian communities struggled to understand how to respond to changing sexual and family patterns.

The Judeo/Christian faith has borne witness to the eternal fulfillment of love in relationship to God and to others. The formation of the family unit through the love and sexual union of a man and a woman was seen as the way in which the love of God was shown to individuals in the present and passed on to future generations through the family.

In the late 1880’s the ‘new morality’ was outlined by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. Denying divine reality, they sought to liberate people from binding family relationships by abolishing the family as the economic unit and having society take care of all children. “The Humanist Manifesto,” published in 1933, contended that spiritual reality and worship were false hopes. Ethics were outlined as autonomous and situational, including birth control, abortion, divorce and the acceptance of all sexual behaviors between consenting adults.

Marxism and humanism became ‘politically correct’ in American universities in the 1960’s. Movies and the media presented the ‘new morality’ as normal behavior. Changing social behaviors brought about troubling consequences, including increases in sexually transmitted diseases, divorce, unwed pregnancies, children being raised without a father in the home, and abortion. “The nuclear family was under attack.”

“Wrestling with Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church,” written by sociologist Dr. Marjorie L. Coppock, documents the ways in which Judeo/Christian communities responded to these changing sexual family patterns. While some communities bought into the changing behaviors, other groups strongly opposed them.

This book is widely praised by academics and clergy, naming it a major contribution to the study of the relationship between religion and society. “Wrestling With Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church” speaks to relevant questions, such as what influences encouraged or resisted the changes in sexual and family behavior? How did these changes affect traditional religious values and practices? And what were the consequences for individuals and society?

Broaden your perspective in this well documented, well researched, and timely piece of work. Dr. Marjorie Coppock challenges universities and religious organizations to engage in serious discussion and consideration in regard to changing sexual behaviors and family patterns and the consequences of the directions in which we are moving.

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“Wrestling with Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church”
Author: Marjorie L. Coppock Ph.D.
Publisher: ACW Press
Published Date: April 15, 2003
Book Genre: Christian living, Religious studies

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 Marjorie L. Coppock
 Sexual Revolution
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