God, Marriage, and Family (Second Edition): Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

God, Marriage, and Family (Second Edition): Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

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by Andreas J. Köstenberger, David W. Jones
     
 

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The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God's purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God's

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The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God's purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Köstenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God's Word.

In the second edition of God, Marriage, and Family, Köstenberger and Jones explore the latest controversies, cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and society and further apply Scripture's timeless principles to contemporary issues. This new edition includes an assessment of the family-integrated church movement; discussion of recent debates on corporal punishment, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage; new sections on the theology of sex and the parenting of teens; and updated bibliographies. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for personal and group study, Christian counseling, and marriage and family courses.

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ISBN-13:
9781433522857
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
05/05/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

ANDREAS J. KÖSTENBERGER (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of New Testament and director of PhD studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a prolific author and distinguished scholar.

DAVID W. JONES (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Christian ethics and coordinator of ThM and Thesis Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a prolific author, distinguished evangelical scholar, and editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. His books include The Heresy of Orthodoxy, God, Marriage, and Family, The Final Days of Jesus (with Justin Taylor), and God's Design for Man and Woman (with Margaret Köstenberger). Dr. Köstenberger and his wife have four children.


David W. Jones serves as Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Coordinator of Th.M. and Thesis Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Reforming the Morality of Usury, the co-author of God, Marriage, and Family, and the co-author of Health, Wealth, & Happiness. Dr. Jones has also authored more than a dozen articles that have appeared in various academic publications and is a frequent speaker at churches, ministries, and Christian conferences. Dr. Jones currently resides in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina with his wife and four children.

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God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anne-B More than 1 year ago
This book is different than other Christian books about marriage and family. The premise, as the authors put it is to "seek to determine...what the bible teaches on the various components of human relationships in an integrative manner: the nature of, and special issues related to, marriage and the family, childrearing, singleness, as well as homosexuality and divorce and remarriage." p. 19 All of these issues are important to every Christian. We need to have a solid understanding about what the Bible says about these issues--and what it doesn't say. There are several issues that I was particularly interested in. The first was infertility and contraception. I have been concerned because as Dr. Paul Mc Hugh said in "The Mind has Mountains" that just because we can do something (medically) doesn't mean we should. That statement has come to my mind many times over the past few years as I've considered whether or not something is ethically right for a Christian to consider pursuing. I cannot do the book's discussion of either of these issues justice in a few sentences, so if these are two issues that you have pondered I would encourage you to read this book. The next set of issues that I've seen become issues in the church today are singleness, homosexuality, divorce, and complimentary view of marriage (as opposed to submission). This summer I had to explain to my girls that my parents are divorced and what that means. It came up again when we read Matthew and we read that Joseph had it in his mind to divorce Mary quietly! Divorce is the one area that I had wished the others had talked about more thoroughly, specifically in light of abuse. It is mentioned, but I found myself still left with some questions after I read what the authors had written. I did agree with what they said, but I had hoped for a more in-depth discussion of what abuse is. In the book, only physical abuse was considered abuse worthy of marital separation. Perhaps, the information I desire would be more of a chapter that examines the beliefs of Christian feminists. The preface to the second edition explains the differences between the first and second editions. Specifically, there's a new chapter on marriage, family and the church (family worship), discussions of current debates about homosexuality, singleness, divorce, and remarriage, and more discussion about teens. Often I am faced with the question when I'm buying a book whether I should buy the new updated edition or a less expensive used copy of a book. In the case of this book, I would definitely recommend the updated edition. Truly our marriages and families are under attack. If you haven't examined before what the Bible says about any of the issues I've mentioned above, I'd encourage you to read this book. It is a great resource. One quick warning though--it is more of a reference book and isn't a light hearted easy read. But, I think it's a good book for any family to have on their bookshelf so that they can answer questions that come up--whether from friends or from your own children.
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