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John Boswell

Full Name: John Boswell
Gender: Male
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Born: 1947-03-20
Died: 1994-12-24
Number of Works: 8
John Eastburn Boswell was a prominent historian and a professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of homosexuality and religion, specifically homosexuality and Christianity. (from wikipedia)

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ISBN: 0226067114, 9780226067117
Keywords: homosexuality, tolerance, social, christianity
Pages: 442
Published: 1980
  • Rating: 80%

"Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."—Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members—among them priests, bishops, and even saints—when it was first published twenty-five years ago. The historical breadth of Boswell's research (from the Greeks to Aquinas) and the variety of sources consulted make this one o
ISBN: 0679751645, 9780679751649
Keywords: europe, premodern, unions, sex
Pages: 464
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0334041910, 9780334041917
Keywords: judaism, christianity, masculinities, men
Pages: 512
Published: 2009

Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism is the first comprehensive collection that maps out the field of Critical Men s Studies in Religion. Bjorn Krondorfer, one of the leading scholars in this field, has collected 35 key texts that have shaped this field within the wider area of the study of gender, religion and culture. The texts in this critical reader engage actively and critically with the position of men in society and church, men s privileged relation to the sacred and to religious authority, the ideals of masculinity as engendered by religious discourse d) alternative trajec