Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still, " observed C. Have been curious when Boswell's book would become a part of the conversation concerning gay marriage again. In chapter three, "Same-Sex Unions in the Greco-Roman World", Boswell argues that between circa BCE and CE, male same-sex relationships were treated much the same as mixed-sex relationships, albeit being "more fluid and less legalistic".
Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still," observed C. It includes the history of marriage in general, to give readers a reference point for the ceremonies and traditions for same-sex relationships in the time periods. I am a conservative, and politically felt that the government should stay out of marriage altogether--straight or gay.
May 25, Ethan rated it really liked it Shelves: lgbtownedhistoryreligion.
It proved to be his final publication, released in the same year as his death. The evidence that the book puts forward may or may not fully supported the claims that it makes, but it opens interpretive doors that make it much easier to imagine just how fluid and organic the past, present, and future really are.
The church was anti-sexual in general, same sex unions in premodern europe review crossword in Winchester in a way that applied as much to heterosexual as same sex couples, and what couples did in that realm was of little interest. Anyone who wants to learn more about the history of marriage in general would find this book useful.
Dec 27, Scott Williams rated it really liked it. About John Boswell. Readers may also enjoy or not the prefatory several chapters which describe and discuss marriage in general in the Greco-Roman worldsome eye-opening revelations there which will surprise today's church-goer.
They may even have occasionally provided cover for homosexual acts. The evidence that the book puts forward may or may not fully supported the claims that it makes, but it opens interpretive doors that make it much easier to imagine just how fluid and organic the past, present, and future really are.
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This section needs expansion. They believed that its direct effect on U. The biggest revelation here was that not only did sa This book is a short tome for those used to reading academic texts that regularly delve into the original Greek, Hebrew, or other source languages. Shaw's review in The New Republic.
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