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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30 Then the priest asked them if they truly wished to be joined together and if
they truly believed in the Trinity , the Gospel , and in fire . 31 The priest read from
the Gospel and told them that from this time forward they would be more than ...
The priest shall raise his voice and pray : Peace to all . The deacon : Let us
lovel30 one another . Then shall the priest kiss the pair and they one another .
Then the deacon shall pray : Let us bow our heads before the Lord . vi . And the
Then shall the priest cense them and say the following : 159 Bless us , O Lord .
The priest : Blessed is the reign of the father , and of the Son , and of the Holy
Spirit , now and forever . Then the deacon : In peace we beseech Thee , O Lord .
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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