REVIEWS

"This brave and intelligent book.... requires not only the linguistic and philological skills to access and interpret the primary sources, but also understanding of recent theory and method in the history of sexuality and a willingness to acknowledge the complexity of earlier cultures in this area. Morris exhibits all these scholarly virtues.... [the book] should engage the attention of historians of Christianity and of sexuality as well as Orthodox theologians and ethicists." (Review of "When Brothers Dwell in Unity: Byzantine Christianity and Homosexuality" by David Brakke in Journal of Ecclesiastical History, July 2017)

 

"Daring in its scholarly advocacy, Stephen Morris' "When Brothers Dwell in Unity" challenges us to re-imagine, most creatively, some of the very fundamentals of Christian identity, namely orthodoxy and sexual orientation(s), and most importantly, he reminds us that the relationship between these two concepts need not be colored in hues of intolerance." -- Chris DeWet, Associate professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies (University of South Africa)

 

The Medieval Review (February, 2017)

Morris "powerfully supports his plea that the interrupted liberalization of the Eastern Orthodox church be allowed to resume... [Orthodox church] practice should be allowed to continue develop along the lines that it was pursuing before the empire ended." 

Midwest Book Review (March, 2016)

 

"... an exceptionally well-written, organized and presented theological treatise for both academic and non-specialist general readers with an interest in Christian theology, with respect to the LGBT community. ... is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Christian Studies reference collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists [as well]...."