Browsing Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society by Subject "United States--Moral conditions"
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"The Pernicious Effects of Novel Reading": The Methodist Episcopal campaign against American fiction, 1865-1914 ( Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 9, 2007. )From 1865-1920, Methodists took aim at the “danger” of fiction in American society, believing it to be at the root of social problems affecting American society like urban crime, rising divorce rates, mental ...