Pursuing the origins of “Sex against Nature”: a genealogical study of the development of Graeco-Roman and Christian thinking concerning male same-sex sexuality

dc.contributor.advisorShanks, Niall
dc.contributor.advisorHundley, Helen
dc.contributor.authorMarquez, Hugo
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T15:47:59Z
dc.date.available2012-06-20T15:47:59Z
dc.date.copyright2011en
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of History.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research is aimed to explain the origins and evolution of the philosophical antagonism to male same -sex sexuality under the argument that same-sex relations were contra naturam. It spans from classical Greece through the early middle-ages, and covers Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Greek Stoicism, Roman Judaism, Neoplatonism, and Christianity. A recurrent presence behind all antagonism to male same-sex sexuality was the Socratic ethics of abstention, and notions natural supernatural teleology. Other contributors were negative social connotations of passivity in adult men, and the intrinsic power differences that existed within the male same-sex relationships of antiquity. The argument that same-sex relations go against nature seems to fare worse under more modern understandings of the universe, animal sex-life, and the evidence against intelligent design in evolution of life forms.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 130 p.en
dc.identifier.othert11105
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5186
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Hugo Marquez Soljancic, 2011. All rights reserveden
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.titlePursuing the origins of “Sex against Nature”: a genealogical study of the development of Graeco-Roman and Christian thinking concerning male same-sex sexualityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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