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Homosexuality and the Western Christian tradition

Author: Derrick Sherwin Bailey
Publisher: Hamden, Connecticut : Archon Books, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores what the Bible and other early religious texts have to say about homosexuality.
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Bailey, Derrick Sherwin, 1910-1984.
Homosexuality and the Western Christian tradition.
Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1975
(OCoLC)654232135
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Sherwin Bailey
ISBN: 0208014926 9780208014924
OCLC Number: 1176082
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Description: xii, 181 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Sodom and Gomorrah. The Sodom story and its significance --
The "homosexual" interpretation of the sin of Sodom --
Pt. 2. The Bible and homosexual practice. Definite references --
possible references --
Homosexual significance imputed by marginal references --
Homosexual interpretation suggested by the language of the English version --
The outrage at Gibeah --
David and Jonathan --
Summary of Biblical evidence --
Detached note: homosexual practices in Rabbinical thought --
Pt. 3. Roman law to the time of Justinian. Pre-Constantinian legislation and practice --
The Christian emperors --
Pt. 4. Legislation, teaching, and opinion in the church. Patristic thought --
Enactments of councils and synods, canon law, and ecclesiastical regulations --
The penitentials --
Mediaeval opinion and teaching --
Pt. 5. The Mediaeval situation. The Normans --
Aristotelian studies and homosexual practices in Paris --
Herite and Bougre --
Pt. 6. The law in England. Pt. 7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Derrick Sherwin Bailey.

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The author explores what the Bible and other early religious texts have to say about homosexuality.

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