New PDF release: Authorizing Marriage?: Canon, Tradition, and Critique in the

By Mark D. Jordan

The competitors of felony popularity for same-sex marriage usually attract a "Judeo-Christian" culture. yet does it make any feel to talk of that culture as a unmarried educating on marriage? Are there parts in Jewish and Christian traditions that truly authorize spiritual and civil attractiveness of same-sex undefined? And are modern heterosexual marriages good supported by means of these traditions?

As evidenced by way of the 10 provocative essays assembled and edited via Mark D. Jordan, the solutions are usually not so simple as many could think. the students of Judaism and Christianity accrued right here discover the difficulty via a variety of biblical, historic, liturgical, and theological facts. From David's love for Jonathan in the course of the singleness of Jesus and Paul to the all-male heaven of John's Apocalypse, the gathering addresses pertinent passages within the Hebrew Bible and the recent testomony with scholarly precision. It reconsiders even if there are biblical precedents for blessing same-sex unions in Jewish and Christian liturgies.

The ebook concludes by means of examining common non secular arguments opposed to such unions and offers a finished reaction to claims that the Judeo-Christian culture prohibits same-sex unions from receiving spiritual acceptance. The essays, such a lot of that are in print right here for the 1st time, are by way of Saul M. Olyan, Mary Ann Tolbert, Daniel Boyarin, Laurence Paul Hemming, Steven Greenberg, Kathryn Tanner, Susan Frank Parsons, Eugene F. Rogers, Jr., and Mark D. Jordan.

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