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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What did it mean to be one of seven hundred women “ married ” to Solomon ,
who also had three hundred concubines ? How much of a commitment could
there have been on either side ? Indeed , how often could the one thousand
Christian women being “ married ” to Christ was casually cited as argument
against interreligious matrimony : “ For if Christians who commit adultery with
married women deserve death on that account , much more do Jews who have
couples have less and less sex as they age ; no one considers them any less "
married " as a consequence of this . On the contrary , great longevity is generally
considered a sign of a happy and stable marriage whether or not the couple have
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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