"That these thy servants, N. and N. be sanctified with thy spiritual benediction, we beseech Thee, O Lord. That their love [agape] abide without offense or scandal all the days of their lives, we beseech Thee, O Lord. That they be granted all things needed for salvation and godly enjoyment of life everlasting, we beseech Thee, O Lord. That the Lord God grant unto them unashamed faithfulness [pistils] and sincere love [agape anhypokritos], we beseech Thee, O Lord..." (Shaw 14).
Shaw, Brent D., Reviews of John Boswell's Books, "A Groom of One's Own?" World Wide Web, 1994.
Thorp, John. The Social Construction of Homosexuality, World Wide Web, 1992.
March 25, 1996