From Sacrament To Contract / Edition 1

From Sacrament To Contract / Edition 1

by John Witte, John Witte Jr
     
 

In From Sacrament to Contract, John Witte Jr. offers a study of five conflicting models of marriage—Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Enlightenment—and their social and political impact over the last thousand years. In so doing, Witte shows how we arrived at the notion of marriage as contract.

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In From Sacrament to Contract, John Witte Jr. offers a study of five conflicting models of marriage—Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Enlightenment—and their social and political impact over the last thousand years. In so doing, Witte shows how we arrived at the notion of marriage as contract.

The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255435
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Family, Religion, and Culture Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
0.73(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Models of Marriage2
From Sacrament to Contract12
1Marriage as Sacrament in the Roman Catholic Tradition16
Biblical and Patristic Teachings16
The Formation of the Sacramental Model of Marriage22
The Canon Law of Marriage30
The Tridentine Synthesis36
2Marriage as Social Estate in the Lutheran Reformation42
The Case of Johann Apel44
The New Evangelical Theology of Marriage47
The Transformation of Marriage Law in Lutheran Germany53
Continuity and Discontinuity70
3Marriage as Covenant in the Calvinist Tradition74
The Case of the French Noblewoman75
The Early Reformation of Marriage Law78
Calvin's Later Reformation of Marriage Theology92
Geneva's New Law of Marriage in Action113
Preservation and Colonization126
4Marriage as Commonwealth in the Anglican Tradition130
The Cases of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon134
The Tudor Reformation of Marriage Theology140
Legal Reformation and Legal Reversal154
Marriage as Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England165
John Milton and John Locke179
5Marriage as Contract in the Enlightenment Tradition194
The Case of Stephen versus Mill198
The Transformation of Anglo-American Marriage Law202
Reflections216
Notes220
Bibliography274
Index of Biblical References303
Index of Subjects and Authors305

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