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This series on the seven sacraments provides readers with a deeper appreciation of God's gifts and call in the sacraments through a renewed encounter with God's Word.In this volume, leading Catholic teacher and popular speaker John Bergsma offers a biblical theology of marriage rooted in the Old and New Testaments that will be interesting and informative to the church catholic. This book shows the biblical basis for the teaching that marriage is a sacrament. It provides lay teachers with background and depth on a topic taught frequently in the parish, making it suitable for classroom use and parish ministry.Series editors are Timothy C. Gray and John Sehorn. Gray is president of the Augustine Institute, which has one million subscribers to its online content channel, Formed.org. Gray and Sehorn teach at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology, which prepares students for Christian mission through on-campus and distance education programs.
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John S. Bergsma (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio, and serves as Vice President for Biblical Theology and Mission Effectiveness at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally. Bergsma is the author of more than a dozen books on Scripture and Catholic faith, including Bible Basics for Catholics, Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament.