We are grateful for the interest that this issue on sexuality has generated, resulting in a large number of submissions. The assembled contributions represent a diversity of approaches to the Church’s engagement with sexuality, including studies of sex education, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality.
Contributors include Kristy L. Slominski, a lecturer in religious studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, who is currently readying a book-length manuscript, Teaching Moral Sex: A Liberal Religious History of American Sex Education. Ralph Frasca is professor and chair of the Department of Communication, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Alexander Pavuk is assistant professor of history at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. He is preparing a monograph examining progressive Catholic evolution and contraception discourse in American public culture. Daniel K. Williams is associate professor of history at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. He is the author of God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right and Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade. Robert N. Karrer is an independent scholar who studies the history of the pro-life movement. James P. McCartin is director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, New York. Thomas F. Rzeznik is associate professor of history at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and co-editor of the quarterly journal, American Catholic Studies. He is currently writing a history of St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.