Lectio is proud to publish the latest work of noted columnist and commentator David R. Carlin. Having received graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame (philosophy) and the University of Rhode Island (sociology), David taught philosophy and/or sociology at the college level for more than fifty years before his recent retirement.
Three Sexual Revolutions: Catholic, Protestant, Atheist is a discussion from both a sociological and historical perspective. While there have been numerous sexual revolutions throughout history, Carlin focuses on the three major revolutions that have molded today’s American culture.
Carlin is well-versed in the unfolding of America’s current predicament of sexual permissiveness to the breakdown of the ubiquity of marriage and even the questioning of one’s sexual identity. He traces our societal crisis from earliest days of Christianity when the Catholic faith supplanted the then-current mores of sexual permissiveness with a message of Christ-modeled chastity, in and outside marriage. He then unravels the effects of the Protestant Reformation on the sexual mores of the latter Middle Ages. Read the full description and order your copy, see our book page »