Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective

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Nissinen's award-winning book surveys attitudes in the ancient world toward homoeroticism, that is, erotic same-sex relations. Focusing on the Bible and its cultural environment-Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Israel-Nissinen concisely and readably introduces the relevant sources and their historical contexts in a readable way.Homoeroticism is examined as a part of gender identity, i.e., the interplay of sexual orientation, gender identification, gender roles, and sexual practice. In the patriarchal cultures of the biblical ...

Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective 2004, Augsburg Fortress Publishing, Minneapolis

ISBN-13: 9780800636456

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