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Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century

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John Boswell's revolutionary study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the Christian West challenges received opinion and our own ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century

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Andrew D

Gay Issues in the Middle Ages

by Andrew D on Feb 14, 2013

A thorough, academic study which is well researched on a topic that has hitherto scarcely been examined by the academic world. Boswell's detailed scholarship throws quite a bit of light into the 'medieval closet'. While not exactly 'light' reading, it is not intellectually overwehlming for the non ... More

WarAndPeace

Finding what you're looking for

by WarAndPeace on Jun 27, 2011

The ceremonies author Boswell describes can be described as "brother making" not "sexual-partner making." His theory, finding what he sincerely wanted to find, has been debunked by both historians and religious scholars. See, for example, this link: http://www.ratzingerfanclub.com/blog/2004/12 ... More

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