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Author Jordan, Mark D., author.

Title The invention of sodomy in Christian theology / Mark D. Jordan.

Publication Info. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  241.66 J82I    Check Shelf
Description x, 190 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society
Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185) and index.
Summary In this work of historical detection, medievalist 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.--From publisher description.
Contents A prelude after Nietzsche : the responsibilities of a history of sodomy -- The passions of St. Pelagius -- The discovery of sodomy -- Peter Damian : books in Gomorrah -- Alan of Lille : natural artifices -- The care of sodomites -- Albert the Great : the sodomitic physiology -- Thomas Aquinas : the sin against nature -- A postlude after St. Ambrose : the responsibilities of a theology of sodomy.
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- History.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature.
Sodomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Sodomy -- Europe -- History.
Homosexuality, Male -- history.
Sex Offenses -- history.
Christianity -- history.
Prejudice -- history.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- Controversial literature.
Catholic Church. (OCoLC)fst00531720
Sodomy. (OCoLC)fst01124102
Theology, Doctrinal. (OCoLC)fst01149617
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Sodomie. (DE-588)4181721-7
Theologie. (DE-588)4059758-1
Rooms-Katholieke Kerk.
Chronological Term 600-1500
Genre/Form Controversial literature. (OCoLC)fst01423907
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0226410390 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
9780226410395 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0226410404 (paperback)
9780226410401 (paperback)
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