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Take the #1 subway to the West 116 Street station for the April 12 reading/signing!

Take the #1 subway to the West 116 Street station for the April 12 reading/signing!

I hope all my local friends and readers will come celebrate the release of When Brothers Dwell in Unity with me! There will be a reading/signing of When Brothers Dwell in Unity: Byzantine Christianity and Homosexuality at the Columbia University Bookstore (Broadway at West 114th Street) on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. Even if you already have a copy of the book, come join us!

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. Its original location was in downtown Manhattan, next door to Trinity Church; it moved to its current location in 1897, after a brief stay in midtown.

Harvard Coop

The main floor of the Harvard Coop.

The main floor of the Harvard Coop.

Before the reading

Before the reading

During the reading

During the reading

Harvard Coop

Are you in the Boston area? Come to the Harvard Coop (the university bookstore) on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. for a reading-signing event. Discount copies of my study, When Brothers Dwell in Unity: Byzantine Christianity and Homosexuality (McFarland, 2016), will be available!

Harvard, the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The “COOP” (not the Co-Op as other cooperatives are called) opened for business in 1882 in a student dorm room in Harvard Yard. The “store” moved several times in the early years as the business grew and membership increased and finally settled in its current Harvard Square location in 1906. The building was re-built in 1925 and has been the COOP’s headquarters and an icon of Harvard Square ever since.

Harvard and Yale (my alma mater), the SECOND oldest institution of higher education in the United States, have long enjoyed a friendly rivalry. I am happy to meet readers at the Harvard Coop; might it be an omen or a portent that the event at Harvard was scheduled before any events at Yale have been confirmed? Hmmm…

When Brothers Dwell in Unity is now available!

I didn’t think the book would be available so soon — but it’s out NOW! Huzzah! #WhenBrothersDwell

“Original and significant… [Morris argues] that the Orthodox Church can recognize the adelphopoiesis rite known from Byzantine times as a recognition of same-sex civil marriage and supports [his] argument convincingly throughout the book by drawing on the parallel of ecclesiastical recognition for second and third marriages, with historical antecedents that reach back to the 9th century.” — Claudia Rapp, Professor of Byzantine Studies (University of Vienna); author of Brother-Making in Late Antiquity: Monks, Laymen and Christian Ritual (Oxford, 2016)

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