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Love between women: early Christian responses to female homoeroticism

Love between women: early Christian responses to female homoeroticism

Brooten, Bernadette J

In this text Bernadette Brooten examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. She establishes the fact that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of sexual love between women. Love Between Women examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Employing an unparalleled range of cultural sources, Brooten finds evidence of marriages between women and establishes that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of love between women."An extraordinary accomplishment. . . . A definitive source for all future discussion of homoeroticism and the Bible."Mary Rose D'Angelo, Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review"[Brooten's] convincing analysis . . . not only profoundly reshapes our understanding of the past, but it should also shape the way in which that past, particularly the early Christian texts with their immense normative weight, will be used for the future."Anne L. Clark, Journal of Lesbian Studies"Love Between Women gives contemporary debates on sexuality a carefully delineated past. It boldly insists upon a different future, one informed by history but not tyrannized by it."Susan Ackerman, Lambda Book Report"Fascinating, provocative and lucid. . . . Brooten has made a fundamental contribution to women's and gender studies, gay and lesbian studies, and classics."Elizabeth A. Castelli, Women's Review of BooksWinner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Studies Book, 1997

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Published Chicago, [Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press, 1996

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Statement of responsibility: Bernadette J. Brooten
ISBN: 0226075931, 9780226075938
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-372) and index.
Physical Description: xxii, 412 p. [10] p. of plates : ill., facsim.
Series: The Chicago series on sexuality, history and society
Subject: Lesbianism Biblical teaching.; Society & culture: general; Gay/Lesbian Interest.; Lesbianism Religious aspects Christianity History of doctrines Early church, ca. 30-600.; Family and Relationships.; Lesbian; History of religion; Ancient Rome; Gender studies, gender groups; Bible. N.T. Romans I, 18-32.; Bible. N.T. Romans I, 18-32. Criticism, interpretation, etc.; General & world history; Christianity; Ancient history; Gay & Lesbian studies; Lesbianism Rome.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780226075921