Pro-abstinence Discourses and the Definition of the Conservative Christian Identity in the Contemporary United States

Claire Greslé-Favier


This article argues that pro-abstinence discourses play a key role in the definition of the conservative Christian identity in contemporary United States. Using conservative Christian authors coming from various perspectives in the pro-abstinence movements I explain how they, in my view, use abstinence to reinforce and reassert concepts which play a crucial role in the definition of their community's identity.

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