Toward a Biblical Theology of Marriage: A Study of the Bible's Vocabulary of Marriage

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Does the Bible provide a construct for marriage that is relevant for a confused world? This book reflects a pastor's conviction that biblical revelation culminating in Christ does speak to the issues and potentials for marriage in such a world. By focusing on what the biblical vocabulary of marriage, from Genesis to Revelation, may reveal of the Creator-Redeemer's intent for marriage, Ernest D. Martin develops a Christological paradigm for marriage that is consistent and ...

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Overview

Does the Bible provide a construct for marriage that is relevant for a confused world? This book reflects a pastor's conviction that biblical revelation culminating in Christ does speak to the issues and potentials for marriage in such a world. By focusing on what the biblical vocabulary of marriage, from Genesis to Revelation, may reveal of the Creator-Redeemer's intent for marriage, Ernest D. Martin develops a Christological paradigm for marriage that is consistent and applicable.

Pastors, teachers, and counselors will find biblical faith perspectives useful in responding to the challenges and opportunities they face in the several phases of marital relationships. This short book will greatly benefit anyone seriously concerned with what the Bible says about marriage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608993321
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,285,563
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest D. Martin is a retired Mennonite pastor living in eastern Ohio. He is the author of Colossians-Philemon, Believers Church Bible Commentary (1993).

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Table of Contents

Foreword James E. Bartholomew ix

Preface xi

Abbreviations xiv

1 Who Needs One? 1

2 The Quest 10

3 Overview of the Biblical Data 17

4 Weighty Words and Concepts 29

5 Intra-canonical Continuity and Movement 48

6 What About ... 76

7 Comparisons 94

8 Purposes for Marriage 105

9 Challenges and Opportunities for the Church 114

Appendix

Vocabulary: Hebrew and Greek 131

Notes on Marriage Vocabulary 138

Bibliography 149

Abbreviated Scripture Index 157

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