This item after the wrath of god aids sexuality and american religion by anthony m petro hardcover 3080 only 12 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. After the wrath of god aids sexuality and american religion anthony m petro the first history of religion and the aids crisis in the united states looks beyond the religious right to a broader range of religious people reveals the origins of rhetoric that today fuels such heated debates as those over birth control and gay marriage. Anthony petro is an assistant professor of religion at boston university his first book after the wrath of god aids sexuality and american religion tells the history of american religious responses to the aids crisis in the 1980s and their role in the promotion of a national moral discourse on sex. After the wrath of god joins an ever growing number of works that address sexuality in american religious history like several recent works on sexuality and religion in american history petro departs from lived religious histories to narrate cultural discursive and structural phenomena. Christian responses that have come after the wrath of god did not so much move beyond this rhetoric as layer upon it changes across the years should be considered not ruptures but laminations after the wrath of god also reinterprets the last thirty years of american religious history through the aids crisis
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