The Greek words agape, storge, filia, and eros all speak to distinctly different kinds of love, but their usages are often idiomatic and overlap. He explains his use of "same-sex unions" over " gay marriage ", outlining the epistemological problems of the latter in a historical context.
Material on women is sparse, Boswell notes, because most premodern historical sources were written by men, for men, about men; women figure in them either as property or as objects of sexual desire. 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.
Listed in category:. Retrieved 7 June Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. The Christian Century. It is for the people who have a strong belief that a loving union should be recognized both civilly and religiously and, as above, have questions about the history of the "Church's" position.
I am a conservative, and politically felt that the government should stay out of marriage altogether--straight or gay.
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. And if you are one of those narrow-minded bastards and are offended by this review Oct 14, Welton Marsland rated it really liked it.
East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. Only 7 left in stock more on the way. As holy histories go it ain't a Dan Brown page turner, but interesting stuff. Records of ceremonies i It is a difficult read.
May 16, Andrew Mails rated it it was amazing. It als Despite a certain amount of enlightenment, I did not enjoy reading this book one bit. Despite a certain amount of enlightenment, I did not enjoy reading this book one bit. Librarian note: There is more than one author by this name in the database.
A much more even handed and cautious exploration than seen in previous works but compelling nonetheless.