Wishful thinking at best, Ridiculous and revisionist in all truth. Incredibly well-researched book looking into same sex unions in Europe focusing mainly on the Roman Era and then Christian Medieval time period. Most notable is the discussion of early Christianity and it's view of marriage vs.
So, when the next person starts spouting off about 'traditional marriage values' point them at this book, first to learn just what really did constitute a so-called 'traditional' marriage, and then to understand same sex marriage in premodern europe in Rhode Island what they believe to be true might just not be the case at all.
The past may not be as we imagine it. Archived from the original on January 17, This should be on the reading list for anyone who intends to dive into the discussion of the history of Christian marriage, or the same-sex marriage debate.
Some social liberals try to use this debate as an excuse to take the socially-conservative view of same sex marriage in premodern europe in Rhode Island out of the law. Archived from the original on March 4, Retrieved May 14, James Dobson 's Focus on the Family organization prefers the phrase same-sex "marriage" which is also the phrasing preferred by Conservapediawith quotation marks around the word "marriage," to call attention to his belief that marriage—civil as well as religious—is intrinsically a union between a man and a woman, and that that same-sex unions are counterfeits.
LGBT portal. Advocates in Rhode Island say that while they're proud the state is the 10th to legalize same-sex marriage, they expect other states to follow quickly as support for same-sex marriage grows around the country. Archived from the original on October 9,
The book had huge sections of footnotes and substantial appendices with documents referred to in the text to aid experts in the field and had many terms left in their original Greek, Latin, Russian and Hebrew with no translation nearby. Archived from the original on March 8, I haven't had this kind of eye-opening experience since college: The kind where you walk away realizing how small-minded you've been, because there's a much larger gap between your society's outlook on the world versus other cultures'.
This book blew my mind.
January 19, Error rating book. Episcopal News Service. Archived from the original on March 5, Some view Boswell skepti Long story short, traditional Roman Catholic practice clearly included same-sex unions of some sort. Jun 19, David Mckinnon rated it it was amazing Shelves: other-non-fiction-read.