Allan Carlson

Allan Carlson, Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and currently is Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Dr. Carlson is the author of numerous books including, most recently, Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873-1973 (2011).

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How Protestants Learned to Love the Pill

The Protestant Reformation was in significant part a protest against the perceived antinatalism of the late Medieval Christian Church. It was a celebration of procreation that also saw contraception and abortion as among the most wicked of human sins, as direct affronts to the ordinances of God. This background makes the Protestant “sellout” on contraception … Read more

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