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From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion and the Law in the Western Tradition (John, Jr Witte) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1997) 9780664255435
From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion and the Law in the Western Tradition (John, Jr Witte) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1997) 9780664255435
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Title: From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion and the Law in the Western Tradition

Author: Witte, John, Jr

Publisher: Westminster John Knox; Publication Date: 1997

Paperback; ISBN: 9780664255435

Volumes: 1; Pages: 317

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This one-volume history of Christian ethics is the only comprehensive resource currently available to survey major thinkers, movements, and issues from the early church to the present. Topics discussed are: the legacies of Christian ethics, the ethics of early Christianity, the Reformation and Enlightenment, eighteenth and nineteenth-century rationalism and evangelism, Christian ethics in the twentieth century, and Christian ethics toward the third millennium.Table of ContentsSeries Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Models of Marriage From Sacrament to Contract 1 Marriage as Sacrament in the Roman Catholic Tradition Biblical and Patristic Teachings The Formation of the Sacramental Model of Marriage The Canon Law of Marriage The Tridentine Synthesis 2 Marriage as Social Estate in the Lutheran Reformation The Case of Johann Apel The New Evangelical Theology of Marriage The Transformation of Marriage Law in Lutheran Germany Continuity and Discontinuity 3 Marriage as Covenant in the Calvinist Tradition The Case of the French Noblewoman The Early Reformation of Marriage Law Calvin's Later Reformation of Marriage Theology Geneva's New Law of Marriage in Action Preservation and Colonization 4 Marriage as Commonwealth in the Anglican Tradition The Cases of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon The Tudor Reformation of Marriage Theology Legal Reformation and Legal Reversal Marriage as Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England John Milton and John Locke 5 Marriage as Contract in the Enlightenment Tradition The Case of Stephen versus Mill The Transformation of Anglo-American Marriage Law Reflections Notes Bibliography Index of Biblical References Index of Subjects and Authors
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