Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873-1973

Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873-1973

by Allan C. Carlson


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Sixty years ago, the UN declared the family to be the "natural and fundamental unit of society Today, many people are unsure as to what the word "family" even means. In response to this confusion, The Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty defines the family based on universal human experience. Insisting, without apology, or the reality of the "natural family" the manifesto issues a personal call to men an women to rediscover this fundamental source of life, joy, and freedom. Carlson and Mero examine why the family is in crisis, the ways in which the natural family is the source of culture and freedom, and what families can do to preserve the most fundamental and wholesome relationship on earth. Assured that human nature is on their side, Carlson and Mero can be both realistic about the family's plight and relentlessly optimistic abut the future. The Natural Family is a road map, especially for the young, for rebuilding a culture of freedom, joy, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412842617
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Allan C. Carlson is president emeritus of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society in Rockford, Illinois and was distinguished visiting professor of history and politics at Hillsdale College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Christians and Birth Control 1

1 Comstockery and Contraception 15

2 "Race Suicide" in the Righteous Republic 51

3 Margaret Sanger Divides the Christians 79

4 Birth Control in the Age of Billy Graham 113

5 Return of the Gnostics 149 Index 163


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well informed interesting history of birth control