Category Archives: Pederasty

The Centurion: An Ethical Pederast?

Jesus’ acceptance of the Roman centurion and his pais has some troublesome contemporary implications. These troubling implications were highlighted in a comment from Charles Kinnaird over at Not Dark Yet. Kinnaird was not taking issue with the substance of either … Continue reading

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The Social Construction of Adolescence

Mary was probably 12 or 13 when she was Betrothed to Joseph According to Jewish tradition (I am told), in the first century girls were betrothed when they were 12 years old, and married a year later at 13.  Many … Continue reading

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