By John Boswell
"Truly groundbreaking paintings. Boswell unearths unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."—Michel Foucault
John Boswell's nationwide publication Award-winning examine of the heritage of attitudes towards homosexuality within the early Christian West was once a groundbreaking paintings that challenged preconceptions concerning the Church's prior courting to its homosexual members—among them monks, bishops, or even saints—when it used to be first released twenty-five years in the past. The historic breadth of Boswell's examine (from the Greeks to Aquinas) and the diversity of assets consulted make this essentially the most vast remedies of any unmarried element of Western social heritage. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, nonetheless fiercely correct this day, helped shape the disciplines of homosexual and gender reports, and it maintains to light up the origins and operations of intolerance as a social force.
"What makes this paintings so fascinating isn't really easily its content—fascinating even though that is—but its progressive problem to a few of Western culture's such a lot general ethical assumptions."—Jean Strouse, Newsweek