From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition (BOK)

Jr. John Witte

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This newly revised and enlarged edition of John Witte's authoritative historical study explores the interplay of law, theology, and marriage in the Western tradition. Witte uncovers the core beliefs that formed the theological genetic code of Western marriage and family law. He explores the systematic models of marriage developed by Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, Anglicans, and Enlightenment thinkers, and the transformative influence of each model on Western marriage law. In addition, he traces the millennium-long reduction of marriage from a complex spiritual, social, contractual, and natural institution into a simple private contract with freedom of entrance, exercise, and exit for husband and wife alike. This second edition updates and expands each chapter and the bibliography. It also includes three new chapters on classical, biblical, and patristic sources.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Jr. John Witte
Forlag
WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
ISBN 9780664234324
Antall sider 408 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 600 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Christian theology, Jurisprudence & general issues, History of religion, Christian institutions & organizations