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Author Brooten, Bernadette J.
Title Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism / Bernadette J. Brooten.
Imprint Chicago [Ill.] : Univ. of Chicago Press, 1996.

Author Brooten, Bernadette J.
Series The Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society
Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society.
Subject Bible. Romans, I, 18-32 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Romans, I, 18-32 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Lesbianism -- Biblical teaching.
Lesbianism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Lesbianism -- Rome.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 412 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Awards Lambda Literary Award, 1996
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Technical Terms, Short Titles, and Keys to Symbols; 1 Introduction; Terminology; Context within Current Scholarship on Same-Sex Love in Antiquity; This Study within the Context of Ancient Mediterranean Women's History; This Study within the Context of Lesbian History; Part One: Female Homoeroticism in the Roman World: The Cultural Context of Early Christianity; 2 Introduction: Of Sappho, Woman-Woman Marriage, and the Ways of the Egyptians; 3 "Inflame Her Liver with Love": Greek Erotic Spells from Egypt.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226075938 (electronic bk.)
0226075931 (electronic bk.)
0226075915 (alk. paper)
0226075923 (pbk.)
9780226075914 (alk. paper)
9780226075921 (pbk.)
OCLC # 370353487
Additional Format Print version: Brooten, Bernadette J. Love between women. Chicago [Ill.] : Univ. of Chicago Press, 1996 0226075915 9780226075914 (DLC) 96004727 (OCoLC)34322848

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