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Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism

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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.

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Paperback, 446 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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Ronel
Sep 05, 2011 Ronel is currently reading it
I am very curious about this one. Growing up in a conservative, Protestant family, one is exposed to a couple of verses in the Bible which condems homosexuality. No one ever bothered to explain the historical, social and political context in which these verses were written.

Will keep you posted :)
Kevin
This book is a great treatment of homoeroticism in ancient literature from a specifically female perspective (most books on homoeroticism are male-oriented, with occasional reference to same-sex love between women). This book includes two parts: the first part focuses on texts describing same-sex love between women in the classical world, while the second focuses heavily on Romans 1:18-32 and how ancient church theologians utilized that text (and other texts from the Greco-Roman world) to discus ...more
Rob
A great scholarly approach by a great feminist scholar.
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