In Book II Vision Six, she quotes God as condemning same-sex intercourse, including lesbianism; "a woman who takes up devilish ways and plays a male role in coupling with another woman is most vile in My sight, and so is she who subjects herself to such a one in this evil deed". D., the theologian Thomas Aquinas was influential in linking condemnations of homosexuality with the idea of natural law, arguing that "special sins are against nature, as, for instance, those that run counter to the intercourse of male and female natural to animals, and so are peculiarly qualified as unnatural vices." This view points from the natural to the Divine, because (following Aristotle) he said all people seek happiness; but according to Aquinas, happiness can only finally be attained through the Beatific Vision.
Therefore, all sins are also against the natural law. D.), the norms by which a person carried out their private and public life were social and behavioral, rather than psychological or spiritual.
Introduction to a 15th century catalogue of the Premonstatensian monastery of Titchfield. Manuscripts can be dated, to a certain level of accuracy, by examining their scripts.
There were trendy modern scribes and stuffy old fashioned scribes at any point in time, and there were scribes who could write modern or traditional, depending on how you wanted it.
Although homosexuality was not considered a major offense during the early Roman Empire, homosexual encounters and homosexual behavior came to be viewed as unacceptable as Christianity developed.
The Old Testament (Leviticus , , Deuteronomy 22:5) condemned females who wore male attire, males who wore female attires, and males and females that engaged in homosexual behavior or intercourse.).
Others were compiled by the antiquarians who first picked over the wreckage of the monastic libraries after they were dissolved or dispersed.
Identifying particular manuscripts with ones that have been described may be aided if they contain inscriptions which give the names of owners at particular times.