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Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective

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Nissinen's award-winning book surveys attitudes in the ancient world toward homoeroticism, that is, erotic same-sex relations. Focusing on the Bible and its cultural environment-Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Israel-Nissinen concisely and readably introduces the relevant sources and their historical contexts in a readable way. Homoeroticism is examined as a part of gender identity, i.e., the interplay of sexual orientation, gender identification, gender roles, and sexual practice. In the patriarchal cultures of the biblical world, Nissinen shows, homoerotic practices were regarded as a role construction between the active and passive partners rather than as expressions of an orientation moderns call "homosexuality." Nissinen shows how this applies to the limited acceptance of homoerotic relationships in Greek and Roman culture, as well as to Israel's and the early church's condemnation of any same-sex erotic activity. For readers interested in the ancient world or contemporary debates, Nissinen's fascinating study shows why the ancient texts - both biblical and nonbiblical - are not appropriate for use as sources of direct analogy or argument in today's discussion.

Product Specifications

Author
Martti Nissinen
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780800636456
EANList
  • 9780800636456
Edition
62300th
ISBN
0800636457
ItemDimensions
  • 897 hundredths-inches
  • 608 hundredths-inches
  • 70 Hundredths Pounds
  • 51 hundredths-inches
Label
Fortress Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Fortress Press
MPN
illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
224
PackageDimensions
  • 70 hundredths-inches
  • 880 hundredths-inches
  • 75 Hundredths Pounds
  • 590 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
illustrations
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2004-04-01
Publisher
Fortress Press
Studio
Fortress Press
Title
Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective
isbn-13-20
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