Marriage in the Western Church: The Christianization of Marriage During the Patristic and Early Medieval Periods

Marriage in the Western Church: The Christianization of Marriage During the Patristic and Early Medieval Periods

by Reynolds
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0391041088

ISBN-13: 9780391041080

Pub. Date: 12/18/2001

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Author Philip Reynolds examines how marriage acquired a specifically Christian identity in the Latin West during the first millennium after Christ. Beginning with Jesus, everything the Christians did, including getting married, began a process of differentiation. Reynolds offers three themes for theological reflection and interpretation: Jesus’ teaching,

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Author Philip Reynolds examines how marriage acquired a specifically Christian identity in the Latin West during the first millennium after Christ. Beginning with Jesus, everything the Christians did, including getting married, began a process of differentiation. Reynolds offers three themes for theological reflection and interpretation: Jesus’ teaching, Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, and Paul’s justification of marriage as a solution to the problem of sexual desire. Reynolds’ insights into the Christianization of marriage make this a valuable book at both the scholarly and the practical level.

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ISBN-13:
9780391041080
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/18/2001
Series:
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae Series
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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