The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (1997)
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Academic writing, Ethics, History, and Theology
Topic(s): Church order and discipline, Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, and Ethics
Especially suitable for: Academics, Theological educators, and Catholics
In this startling original work of historical detection, Mark D. Jordan explores the invention of ‘sodomy’ by medieval Christendom, examining its conceptual foundations in theology and gauging its impact on Christian sexual ethics both then and now. This book is for everyone involved in the ongoing debate within organized religions and society in general over moral judgments of same-sex eroticism.
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