The book brings together for the first time John Addington Symonds' key writings on homosexuality, and the entire correspondence between Symonds and Havelock Ellis on the project of Sexual Inversion. The source edition contains a critical introduction to the sources.
The work employs the tools of biblical exegesis to consider a topic which has divided religions, caused emotional tension and resulted in harm. This work asks readers to step aside from the political and emotional divisiveness for a moment to become students of the bible. It is a work both about homosexuality and about how biblical texts can be examined by thinking people. In the bible there are six verses by two men, Moses and Paul, which might have some bearing on homosexuality. Always in biblical study, the key questions are: To whom was this passage addressed and to whom does it apply? Especially recommended for: A study guide for congregations preparing to become Open and Affirming A gift for a friend or family member who feels rejected by his or her church Any person questioning his or her sexuality All thinking people of faith who wish to examine the topic at a deeper level
"Nineteenth Century Writings on Homosexuality" collects together original documents about same-sex desire in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. This comprehensive collection ranges widely both generically and chronologically, including prose, poetry, fiction, history and polemic from 1810 to 1914. Containing a general introduction, section headnotes, a bibliography of primary and secondary source material, and sections on The Law, Science, Love, and Sex, this book is extraordinarily well researched.
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