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The Marriage Of Likeness Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies. Best Download [ The Marriage Of Likeness ] author [ John Boswell ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. This book blew my mind As a historian of Roman religion, early Christianity and the Medieval Church, I never dreamed that the documents he s uncovered would actually exist out there He s unearthed actual Christian liturgy for same sex unions, prayers and blessings that couldn t be clearer about giving sanction to the spiritual bond between two people of the same sex the same way the Church does for opposite sex couples As logical evidence in the current debate, this feels like game, set, mat This book blew my mind As a historian of Roman religion, early Christianity and the Medieval Church, I never dreamed that the documents he s uncovered would actually exist out there He s unearthed actual Christian liturgy for same sex unions, prayers and blessings that couldn t be clearer about giving sanction to the spiritual bond...

  2. This huge work of scholarship brings to light pre modern documents concerning heterosexual marriages and same sex unions Don t be fooled by the title Our modern sense of the phrase same sex unions sometimes gets interpreted as same sex marriages, which really isn t the case with this book.Sure, there may have been same sex unions that entailedthan strong friendship or spiritual unity, but reading this book made me realize how diluted our sense of friendship and how uneducated our k This huge work of scholarship brings to light pre modern documents concerning heterosexual marriages and same sex unions Don t be fooled by the title Our modern sense of the phrase same sex unions sometimes gets interpreted as same sex marriages, which really isn t the case with this book.Sure, there may have been same sex unions that entailedthan strong friendship or spiritual unity, but reading this book made me realize how diluted our sense of friendship and how uneducated our knowledge of marriage can be.This book covers ancient attitudes on men and women, as well as the history of marriages and ceremonies, from the pre Christian era through to modern times and would be of great interest to heterosexuals wanting to knowabout the strange history of wives, concubines, prostitutes, slaves, and everything in between This work includ...

  3. 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 For me, someone who is not used to being steeped in the arcana of ancient text research, this was a tough read That said, I enjoyed what I got out of it And the writer was a preeminent scholar at a renowned institution, so he was well within his scholarly milieu in composing this text in the 90s 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 For me, someone who is not used to being steeped in the arcana of ancient text research, this was a tough read That said, I enjoyed what I got out of it And the writer was a preeminent scholar at a renowned institution, so he was well within his scholarly milieu in composing this text in the 90s The biggest revelation here was that not only did same sex unions happen, THERE WERE CHURCH CEREMONIES FOR THEM The author sources them in various places and times, and traces their changes and inclusion and exclusion from various church tomes The history of opposite sex relationships, is farvaried and contains manydimensions than current concepts of what has always been allow.The book includes addenda that provide translations of many ancient religious ceremonies, some for unions of same sex couples that function just as marriages did ...

  4. I both appreciated and was annoyed by how academic the book was Boswell made the case that the facts he presented were accurate, but by being so meticulous and detail focused he made a book that was difficult to become immersed in.

  5. Long story short, traditional Roman Catholic practice clearly included same sex unions of some sort The evidence seems massive and unmistakable The author documents the origins of same sex marriage customs, their variety, and the beginnings of a process of repression which seems to date to the fourteenth century The past may not be as we imagine it.Reading around a bit you can discover that some reviewers question whether these same sex unions included, you know, sex Some view Boswell skepti Long story short, traditional Roman Catholic practice clearly included same sex unions of some sort The evidence seems massive and unmistakable The author documents the origins of same sex marriage customs, their variety, and the beginnings of a process of repression which seems to date to the fourteenth century The past may not be as we imagine it.Reading around a bit you can discover that some reviewers question whether these same sex unions included, you know, sex Some view Boswell skeptically But the simple fact that formal religious recognition of unions between people of the same sex existed already paints a different past than we are accustomed to think of The details of what two brothers or sisters did...

  6. I never thought I d call a book titled The Marriage of Likeness Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe fun, but it was actually fun I m a massive nerd, so that probably contributed, but I found it understandable if you have the concentration to ignore the Greek and Latin footnotes , intelligent, and, at times, very funny The author injects just enough dry humour at the contrast of the world then and now to make me laugh without distracting me from the point Though if you re not a massive ner I never thought I d call a book titled The Marriage of Likeness Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe fun, but it was actually fun I m a massive nerd, so that probably contributed, but I found it understandable if you have the concentration to ignore the Greek and Latin footnotes , intelligent, and, at times, very funny The author injects just enough dry humour...

  7. Before reading this book, I was under the impression that there was no history of same sex unions in premodern europe It turns out that, in fact, there was enough to fill a very large book with things you ll never learn about in school Mos...

  8. Fascinating Marriage is not even close to what you probably thought it was Especially not Christian concepts of marriage Those squawking about gay marriage not being traditional and heck, those on the other side of the debate should t...

  9. An incredible work of scholarship that is well researched and cited This should be on the reading list for anyone who intends to dive into the discussion of the history of Christian marriage, or the same sex marriage debate.

  10. Wishful thinking at best, Ridiculous and revisionist in all truth.

  11. Impeccably researched Very academic but provides great historical insight for same gender marriage