Thursday, 20 October 2011


Writer: Nigel Yates
Love Now, Pay Later?
Subtitle:  Sex and religion in the fifties and sixties
Preface: Nigel Yates and Paula Yates
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Year of Publication: 2010
Format: 151x235x6mm (trimmed)
Pages: x+198 printed on paper from sustainable forests; Appendices, 155; Notes, 161; Further reading and viewing, 183; Index, 193
Illustrations: 7 black and white pictures and 9 single colour tables
Cover Design: Sarah Smith
Cover Image: Lady Chatterley©Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Binding: Paperback in duotone wrappers
Weight: 338gr.
Entry No.: 2011018
Entry Date: 20th October 2011


‘Nigel Yates’s last book is a brilliant re-examination of the myth of the Swinging Sixtiesˮ. With his customary assiduity, he has assembled a remarkable range of evidence exploring the connections between public opinion, church influence, permissive legislation, and the cultural and social changes of the era which altered the landscape of modern Britain. In a finely balanced conclusion, he challenges the conventional view of the 1950s as the last flourish of a puritanical religious moralism, and shows how religious opinion lay as much on the side of progressive change as against it. This is a worthy memorial to the life and work of an outstanding scholar.’
Jeremy Morris, Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge

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