Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe
Villard Books, 1994 - 412 pagini
Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.
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This is no doubt why the earliest Greek liturgical manuscriptBarberini 336 , 77
probably written in the eighth century in Italy , where Greek liturgical offices were
common into early modern times78 _ contains four ceremonies for sacramental ...
121 Most of these ceremonies were written in Greek , either in Italy ( where the
largest number survive ) or in Greece or the Levant ; three are in Slavic liturgical
languages . No examples survive in Latin , although the ceremony was
with Italians the decadence of their compatriots . ... 23 In areas ( chiefly Italy ,
Greece , and Eastern Europe ) where the ceremony was still practiced and
recognized with its original meaning , 24 however , it was printed without
comment and ...
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SAME-SEX UNIONS IN PREMODERN EUROPEComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
Boswell (History/Yale; Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, not reviewed) convincingly establishes that, from ancient times to the 18th century, throughout Christian Europe, same-sex ... Citiți recenzia completă
Same-sex unions in premodern EuropeComentariu Utilizator - Not Available - Book Verdict
Not since Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality (Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1981) have Christians of all creeds confronted a work that makes them look so closely at their notions of ... Citiți recenzia completă