Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century - Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the 14th Century - John Boswell; John Eastburn Boswell (2005)
ISBN 0-226-06711-4
Genre Religion
Subject Homosexuality - History; Homosexuality - Religious aspects
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date 11/1/2005
Format Paperback (229 x 165 mm)
Language eng
"Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."—Michel Foucault
John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members—among them priests, bishops, and even saints—when it was first published twenty-five years ago. The historical breadth of Boswell's research (from the Greeks to Aquinas) and the variety of sources consulted make this one of the most extensive treatments of any single aspect of Western social history. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, still fiercely relevant today, helped form the disciplines of gay and gender studies, and it continues to illuminate the origins and operations of intolerance as a social force.
"What makes this work so exciting is not simply its content—fascinating though that is—but its revolutionary challenge to some of Western culture's most familiar moral assumptions."—Jean Strouse, Newsweek
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LoC Classification HQ76.3.E8B67
Dewey 306.7/66/094
Cover Price $23.00
No. of Pages 442
Includes indexes.