The historical perspective provided by “Wrestling with Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church” on the 1960s Sexual Revolution is remarkable. It provided a complex understanding of the changes, as well as the attitudes of institutions that supported the revolution and the attitudes of institutions that opposed the social changes of the revolution.
The book appeals strongly to individuals who have been wondering how conventional values have been marginalized and how sexuality became such a hot topic. It talks about the actions and attitudes that fueled the enthusiasm for the movement. It examines concepts like feminism, homosexuality, and abortion not just through Christian eyes but also through those whose voices the church has silenced. By taking a position while addressing both sides, Marjorie L. Coppock's work is created to look into the clash between the revolution and the church.
This is a very potent way of looking at the problems the book raises. Knowing that Marjorie L. Coppock holds a Ph.D., it should come as no surprise that the analytical position it adopts leans intellectual. We get to witness the highest degree of theology application as a seasoned member of the academic community.
However, despite its commitment to considering all options, the Christian viewpoint, which is a perspective deeply rooted in Dr. Coppock's religion, is very much at the center of her work. She examines how some churches have overtly rejected the Sexual Revolution while others have accepted the ideas by compromising the church's core beliefs.
And it is in this area that Dr. Coppock's work excels. It serves as a resource for the Christian audience to reach out to those with whom they may disagree in some areas. For those seeking a roadmap into sociology, religion, and understanding, the book “Wrestling with Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church” is quite outstanding.
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“Wrestling with Angels: The Sexual Revolution Confronts the Church”
Author: Marjorie L. Coppock
Publisher: ACW Press
Published Date: April 15, 2003
Book Genre: Religion & Spirituality › Religious Studies
About the Author:
Marjorie L. Coppock contends that both universities and religious organizations need to engage in serious discussion and consideration regarding changing sexual behaviors and family patterns and the consequences of the directions in which we are moving.
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