Living Together and Christian Ethics / Edition 1

Living Together and Christian Ethics / Edition 1

by Adrian Thatcher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521009553

ISBN-13: 9780521009553

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the first positive, in-depth study of cohabitation outside marriage from a mainstream Christian theological perspective. The book retrieves the traditions of betrothal from the bible and church history, and shows how these can transform Christian attitudes to living together before marriage. It takes issue with theologians who marginalize marriage, and

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This book is the first positive, in-depth study of cohabitation outside marriage from a mainstream Christian theological perspective. The book retrieves the traditions of betrothal from the bible and church history, and shows how these can transform Christian attitudes to living together before marriage. It takes issue with theologians who marginalize marriage, and suggests that the recognition of marital values can act as a helpful bridge between Christian teaching and people who are not formally married.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521009553
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
New Studies in Christian Ethics Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Living Together as a Theological Problem: 1. A guide to living together; 2. Living together: a preliminary theological analysis; 3. Testing the betrothal solution; Part II. An Exercise in Retrieval - Bringing Back Betrothal: 4. The bible and betrothal; 5. Evidence from liturgy and law; 6. Whatever happened to betrothal?; Part III. Extending the Marital Norm: 7. Betrothal, consent and consummation; 8. The sacramental beginning of marriage; 9. Extending the marital norm; Appendix. A rite of betrothal before marriage.

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