The Gilded Age's Original "Galentine's Day"
by Anya Jabour
The search for alternatives to the compulsory heterosexual coupledom of Valentine's Day could learn from the example of the "Perfect Little Ladies" of 1890s Rochester, New York.
SOURCE: The Conversation
The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love
by Lisa Bitel
Many scholars have deconstructed Valentine and his day in books, articles and blog postings. Some suggest that the modern holiday is a Christian cover-up of the more ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia in mid-February.
This Valentine’s Day, Let’s Finally Get Jefferson’s Love Letter to Maria Cosway Right
by M. Andrew Holowchak
What unfortunately is often missed is the extent to which the love letter provides an enduring expression of Jefferson’s views on issues such as man in society, moral sense, and most importantly, the relationship between the moral sense and reason.
Who Was St. Valentine?
by Katherine Defonzo
The fascinating mysterious story of the lover's holiday.
Valentines Day and the Bible
by David Carr
The celebration of human love in Genesis 2, apart from any emphasis on reproduction, turns out to be remarkably forward looking.
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