Kinsey and Religion

Kelly Baker

The September issue of the Journal of American History contains an article by R. Marie Griffith on Alfred Kinsey, the infamous sexologist, and his encounters with religion and with religious peoples, both liberal and conservative. Here's the article's description:

Following the publication of Alfred C. Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), his critics branded him as a foe of religion and an enemy of American Christian values. But, as R. Marie Griffith shows, Kinsey had ties to important liberal Protestant leaders. She analyzes Kinsey's impact on religious ideas about sex in both liberal and conservative religious circles. (For the full article, click here.)


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