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

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"Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873-1973 examines the history and process by which evangelical leaders eventually moved from being against contraception to accepting birth control and even briefly abortion. It uncovers a relatively little-known segment of evangelical history and Christian religion, exploring shifts in arguments and interests in ...more
ebook, 172 pages
Published December 31st 2011 by Transaction Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Michael McGinley
Feb 21, 2013 Michael McGinley rated it it was amazing
"(Anthony) Comstock would find fully justified his linkage of obscene pictures and objects to abortion and birth control. He would find equally justified his equation of birth control with abortioan. All these things were one package. When one had come, so had the others." With this, Carlson explains how the 19th century American Evangelical Comstock's views - linking contraceptives with abortion - were prophetic over the next 100 years of American Evangelicalism’s views on abortion.

Carlson beg
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Peter N.
Apr 08, 2014 Peter N. rated it really liked it
This is my first Carlson book, though I have read many of his articles. Carlson plots the change in the evangelical view of birth control from 1873 and the Comstock laws to 1973 and Roe v. Wade. It is a very dense book, with a lot of end notes. I would love to see an expansion of some of the themes. Also Carlson does not give any real clear answers as to what we should do. Yet it is clear he thinks we have gone astray on this issue. Several things stood out to me.

First, this is a very short amou
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