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Author: Mathew Kuefler
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (March 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 344
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Acknowledgments 1. The Boswell Thesis by Mathew Kuefler. The Boswell Thesis is a timely and remarkably coherent collection of essays that demonstrate the extraordinary impact of John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality.

Acknowledgments 1. Part I - Impact 2. John Boswell’s Gay Science: Prolegomenon to a Re-Reading by Ralph Hexter 3. Touching on the Past by Carolyn Dinshaw 4. Reading CSTH as a Call to Action: Boswell and Gay-Affirming Movements in American Christianity by Bernard Schlager 5. "Both as a Christian and as a Historian": On Boswell’s Ministry by Mark D. Jordan.

The Boswell Thesis brings together fifteen leading scholars at the . Few books have had the social, cultural, and scholarly impact of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality.

Few books have had the social, cultural, and scholarly impact of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality.

Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. The publication in 1980 of Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality (hereafter CSTH) by John Boswell marked the beginning of radical changes that persist to the present in the ways that historians, especially medievalists, deal with same-sex relationships. The sixteen chapters that make up The Boswell Thesis seek to assess some of the ways that Boswell's work has continued to roil historical scholarship during the past quarter of a century.

Mathew Kuefler, ed. The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social . The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Kuefler has organized the essays to focus on the controversy and implications of Boswell's most famous work. A sympathetic collection, the essays nonetheless take seriously epistemological, methodological, and interpretive issues surrounding the Boswell Thesis. Arguing that neither the Bible nor the Christian tradition was nearly as hostile to homoeroticism as was generally thought, its initial publication sent shock waves through university classrooms, gay communities, and religious congregations. Twenty-five years later, the aftershocks still reverberate.

The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, (Chicago, 2006). The Envy of Angels: Cathedral Schools and Social Ideals in Medieval Europe, 950-1200 (Penn, 2000). Brown, Michelle, The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality, and the Scribe (Toronto, 2003). Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (Princeton, 2012). Bynum, Caroline Walker. Kantorowicz, Ernst H. The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology (Princeton, 1957). McCormick, Michael Origins of the European Economy, 3000 (Cambridge, 2001).

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The Boswell Thesis is a timely and remarkably coherent collection of essays that demonstrate the extraordinary . Few books have had the social, cultural, and scholarly impact of John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality.

The Boswell Thesis is a timely and remarkably coherent collection of essays that demonstrate the extraordinary impact of John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. William N. Bonds, emeritus, San Francisco State University.

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Few books have had the social, cultural, and scholarly impact of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. Arguing that neither the Bible nor the Christian tradition was nearly as hostile to homoeroticism as was generally thought, its initial publication sent shock waves through university classrooms, gay communities, and religious congregations. Twenty-five years later, the aftershocks still reverberate. The Boswell Thesis brings together fifteen leading scholars at the intersection of religious and sexuality studies to comment on this book's immense impact, the endless debates it generated, and the many contributions it has made to our culture. The essays in this magnificent volume examine a variety of aspects of Boswell's interpretation of events in the development of sexuality from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages, including a Roman emperor's love letters to another man; suspicions of sodomy among medieval monks, knights, and crusaders; and the gender-bending visions of Christian saints and mystics. Also included are discussions of Boswell's career, including his influence among gay and lesbian Christians and his role in academic debates between essentialists and social constructionists. Elegant and thought-provoking, this collection provides a fitting twenty-fifth anniversary tribute to the incalculable influence of Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality and its author.
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Tygrafym
The essays are well written, thoroughly researched, and in a good way provoking. An essential book for people that are interested in sexuality, especially in gay sexuality - and last but not least in gay identity! Inspiring, suggestive...

Nothing for the very conservative ones, not suitable for the ones that are not able to learn, a bad medicine for the ones that believe that the bible has to be taken literally. But the Catholic church has e.g. maintained slavery for centuries, was as long against banking leaving this "dirty business" to the Jews - and has later changed the mind. One day this will also happen concerning accepting homosexuality as a natural fact.