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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se the deities of marriage ( usually Zeus and Hera , the archetypes of the married
couple : see below ) , a ritual bath for the bride , a wedding feast at the bride ' s ( i
. e . , her father ' s ) home ( during which the couple wore crowns ) , ? l the ...
marriage is related to the wedding custom of wrapping right hands in a stole , a
part of both heterosexual weddings and same - sex unions . 41 The veil , as
opposed to the binding of hands with the stole , was associated either with
By the end of the Middle Ages a wedding feast was a ubiquitous part of Christian
marriage , even when the rituals used for the wedding itself varied widely . 62 It
was so important , in fact , that at the opening of the twelfth century priests who ...
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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