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Sent: 21 October 2012 14:49 Dr. Robinson, I don't believe there is any such thing as an objective history. All I believe we can do as scholars we can do our best to minimise our personal biases. In the research phase of my thesis on the reception of Boswell's CSTH, I was fortunate enough to have access to his private and personal papers over a two year period. It is clear to me that Boswell's objective was to provide a study that would place a few signposts along the way to answering some of the questions he left behind, he even says as much in the epilogue of his book. The remarkable thing about the work of John Boswell is that we are almost eighteen years beyond his death and thirty-two years after the publication of his book and we still have people who have such an emotional stake in it. Nothing can erase the personal and emotional impact CSTH made on a number of people. It came at a time when folks were still absorbing the impact of Stonewall and the culture wars were starting up in earnest in the U.S.. It is as much a cultural and emotional artifact as it is a study. I will leave the various conclusions about CSTH to other scholars, as a work it still divides the various players along secular and faith lines. For these, among other reasons, CSTH will always have a place in any course I teach on Christianity and Sexuality. ~Jeffrey Cisneros