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
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004100229

ISBN-13: 9789004100220

Pub. Date: 06/01/1994

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book examines the ways in which Western bishops and theologians during the first millennium A.D. affirmed that marriage is holy condition, and it shows how the doctrine of indissolubility both dominated and limited the Western Church's conception of marriage.

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Overview

This book examines the ways in which Western bishops and theologians during the first millennium A.D. affirmed that marriage is holy condition, and it shows how the doctrine of indissolubility both dominated and limited the Western Church's conception of marriage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004100220
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Series:
Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements Series, #24
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: the Christianization of Marriage
Pt. 1Marriage in Civil Law
IRoman Law: the Formation and Nature of Marriage3
IIRoman Law: the Dissolution of Marriage44
IIIGermanic Law: Betrothal and Divorce66
IVGermanic Law: Irregular and Informal Marriage101
Pt. 2Marriage in the Church
VLex Divina: the Distinction121
VILex Divina: the Historical Context142
VIIThe Impediment of Inequality156
VIIIThe Matthean Exception in the Fathers173
IXThe Matthean Exception and the Doctrine of Indissolubility213
XSeparating to Serve God227
Pt. 3Augustine's Theology of Marriage
XIAugustine on Marriage as Spiritual Union241
XIIAugustine on Marriage as a Remedy259
XIIIAugustine on the Sacrament in Marriage280
Pt. 4The Nuptial Process
XIVBetrothal315
XVConsummation328
XVIBenediction362
XVIIMarrying in the Frankish Church386
Conclusion: from consortium omnis vitae to sacramentum magnum413
Bibliography420
Index429

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