Melissa Wilde on Religion, Race, and the Culture Wars*

October 03, 2018

This week, The Annex sits down with Melissa Wilde from the University of Pennsylvania.  Melissa is a comparative-historical sociologists who wrote Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change with Princeton University Press.  We discuss her upcoming book, which explores an early chapter of America’s evolving culture wars by discusses the relationship between race anxiety and the evolution of contraception.  Wilde also discusses her recent article in The Conversation arguing that the Vatican II offers the Roman Catholic Church a means of dealing with their sex scandal.

In addition, we discuss:

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