Monday, April 28, 2008

Evangelical Christian support of eugenics

John Lynch points to an essay by Dennis Durst on "Evangelical Engagements with Eugenics, 1900-1940."

1 comment:

Ktisophilos said...

You can point to an essay; I can point to a book: Christine Rosen, Preaching Genetics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement, Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. As one review stated:

"Christine Rosen argues that religious leaders pursued eugenics precisely when they moved away from traditional religious tenets. The liberals and modernists—those who challenged their churches to embrace modernity—became the eugenics movement’s most enthusiastic supporters. Their participation played an important part in the success of the American eugenics movement."