Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials

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The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye. More so than at any point in history, we are now confronted with the need to carefully define the meaning of marriage and family.

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Overview

The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye. More so than at any point in history, we are now confronted with the need to carefully define the meaning of marriage and family.

Professor Andreas Köstenberger and ethics expert David W. Jones speak to the issues at hand and guide us through the fray. Presenting a Christian theology of marriage and parenting, they offer insight on issues such as:

  • abortion
  • contraception
  • infertility
  • adoption
  • homosexuality
  • divorce

Marriage and Family: Biblical Essentials points the way to the spiritual solution to our culture’s confusion: a return to, and rebuilding of, the biblical foundation of marriage and the family.

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“If you are looking for just another collection of saccharine clichés about shiny happy Christian families, then you might want to leave this volume on the bookstore shelf. In an era when too many Christians listen more intently to television therapists than to the Bible on the question of the family, this could be one of the most significant books you ever read.”
Russell D. Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; author, Tempted and Tried

“This book is a treasure trove of biblical wisdom on matters pertaining to marriage, child-rearing, singleness, and sexuality. As Western society struggles to preserve a social identity informed by Christian truths, this study reaffirms God’s will for self-understanding and family ties. Readers seeking the whole counsel of God on these matters will find enormous assistance here.”
Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

“These days it is important for us to remember that God has something to say about marriage and family. With all of the competing voices insisting on new definitions and unbiblical patterns, Köstenberger has provided the Christian community with an invaluable resource. I heartily recommend it.”
Randy Stinson, Senior Fellow, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

“With the current attack on marriage and family now raging at a fevered pitch, Köstenberger’s book is a vital resource that should be in the hands of every evangelical.”
Tom Elliff, Pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, Oklahoma

“Anything Andreas Köstenberger publishes is worthy of attention. His international education and experience, his teaching career, and his Christian character make him an author to be read with both care and anticipation. Sensible, balanced, and biblical, this is a sound and timely summary of the Bible’s teaching on some of the most basic and yet controversial topics in today’s world. I highly recommend it.”
Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433528569
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 5/2/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,291,993
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Marriage in the Bible 11

2 Marriage and Sex 39

3 Family in the Bible 53

4 Reproduction and Parenting 79

5 Singleness 103

6 Homosexuality 117

7 Divorce and Remarriage 131

8 God, Marriage, Family, and the Church 145

Conclusion 155

Notes 159

General Index 170

Scripture Index 173

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