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Authorizing marriage? : canon, tradition, and critique in the blessing of same-sex unions

Author: Mark D Jordan; Meghan T Sweeney; David M Mellott
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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The opponents of legal recognition for same-sex marriage frequently appeal to a "Judeo-Christian" tradition. But does it make any sense to speak of that tradition as a single teaching on marriage? Are there elements in Jewish and Christian traditions that actually authorize religious and civil recognition of same-sex couples? And are contemporary heterosexual marriages well supported by those traditions? As  Read more...
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Authorizing marriage?.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005040863
(OCoLC)58451853
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Jordan; Meghan T Sweeney; David M Mellott
ISBN: 9781400827138 1400827132
OCLC Number: 436943916
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 199 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Mark D. Jordan --
"Surpassing the love of women": another look at 2 Samuel 1:26 and the relationship of David and Jonathan / Saul M. Olyan --
Familiar idolatry and the Christian case against marriage / Dale B. Martin --
Marriage and friendship in the Christian New Testament: ancient resources for contemporary same-sex unions / Mary Ann Tolbert --
Why is Rabbi Yoḥanan a woman? or, a queer marriage gone bad: "platonic love" in the Talmud / Daniel Boyarin --
Can I really count on you? / Laurence Paul Hemming --
Contemplating a Jewish ritual of same-sex union: an inquiry into the meanings of marriage / Steven Greenberg --
Arguing liturgical genealogies, or, the ghosts of weddings past / Mark D. Jordan --
Hooker and the new Puritans / Kathryn Tanner --
Ad imaginem Dei: is there a moral here? / Susan Frank Parsons --
Trinity, marriage, and homosexuality / Eugene F. Rogers Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Mark D. Jordan ; with Meghan T. Sweeney and David M. Mellott.
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Explores the issue of same-sex marriage through a range of biblical, historical, liturgical, and theological evidence. From David's love for Jonathan through the singleness of Jesus and Paul to the  Read more...

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