Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism (2009)
Author(s): Bernadette J Brooten
Amazon UK: Love Between Women
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Genre(s): Academic writing and History
Topic(s): Same-sex relationships and Sex and sexuality in Ancient Rome
Especially suitable for: Academics and Lesbians
Love Between Women examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Employing an unparalleled range of cultural sources, Brooten finds evidence of marriages between women and establishes that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of love between women.
“An extraordinary accomplishment. … A definitive source for all future discussion of homoeroticism and the Bible.” — Mary Rose D’Angelo
“[Brooten’s] convincing analysis … not only profoundly reshapes our understanding of the past, but it should also shape the way in which that past, particularly the early Christian texts with their immense normative weight, will be used for the future.” — Anne L. Clark
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