On Marriage and Family: Classic and Contemporary Texts

On Marriage and Family: Classic and Contemporary Texts

by Matthew Levering
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742542483

ISBN-13: 9780742542488

Pub. Date: 03/22/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Marriage as an institution faces many challenges today. This volume presents essential wisdom from the 2000 year-old Christian tradition that is as true and valuable today as it always was. The readings present positive resources for understanding the sacrament of marriage as a beautiful and sacred Christian vocation, a context in which difficult times can be

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Marriage as an institution faces many challenges today. This volume presents essential wisdom from the 2000 year-old Christian tradition that is as true and valuable today as it always was. The readings present positive resources for understanding the sacrament of marriage as a beautiful and sacred Christian vocation, a context in which difficult times can be worked through with grace. Marriage also involves family, even if the couple has no children. In marrying a spouse, one marries his or her whole family. The readings embrace family life as well. Levering introduces historically arranged texts from Christian saints and spiritual leaders describing the nature and value of marriage, offering counsel about how to live out marriage as part of a life of faith, or depicting their own experience of family life. This volume has much to offer married couples, people preparing for marriage, and classroom study of marriage and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742542488
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/22/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Hermas Chapter 2 St. Clement of Alexandria Chapter 3 Tertullian Chapter 4 St. Gregory of Nazianzus Chapter 5 St. Gregory of Nyssa Chapter 6 St. Augustine Chapter 7 Hugh of St. Victor Chapter 8 St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter 9 St. Birgitta of Sweden Chapter 10 St. Thomas More Chapter 11 St. Teresa of Avila Chapter 12 St. Jane de Chantal Chapter 13 The Second Vatican Council Chapter 14 Pope John Paul II Chapter 15 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

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