Books & Culture
Vol. 17, No. 2 (2021) Books & Culture: “Preface to Liebe zwischen Frauen: Wiebliche Homoerotik in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit und im Frühen Christentum” – Bernadette J. Brooten, Brandeis University (pp. 71-77)
Editor’s Note: In 2020, the German publisher LIT Verlag published a German-language edition of Bernadette J. Brooten’s monumental book Love Between Women (1996). In honor of the 25th anniversary of the original monograph, The Bible & Critical Theory is pleased to publish this reflection by Brooten on the book’s goals and impact, which originally appeared as the preface to the German edition. We have retained the footnote format used in the German original. We thank LIT Verlag and Brooten for allowing us to publish this lightly edited English version of the preface.