Item description for Living Together and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics) by Adrian Thatcher...
This positive, in-depth study of cohabitation outside marriage is taken from a mainstream Christian theological perspective, retrieving the traditions of betrothal from the Bible and church history, and showing how these can transform Christian attitudes to living together before marriage. A crucial distinction is made between prenuptial cohabitation where marriage is intended, and nonnuptial cohabitation where it is avoided. Since betrothal was widely understood as a real beginning of marriage, the book argues for a complete pastoral, theological and liturgical renewal that reclaims the riches of forgotten Christian marital traditions and redeploys them in conveying the good news of the faith to women and men who are not yet married. The book takes issue with theologians who marginalize marriage, and suggests that the recognition of marital values can act as a helpful bridge between Christian teaching and people who are not formally married.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Mar 3, 2016
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521009553 ISBN13 9780521009553
Availability 56 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 02:37.
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More About Adrian Thatcher
Adrian Thatcher is Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth.
Adrian Thatcher has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Exeter University of Exeter, UK University of Exeter, UK.
Adrian Thatcher has published or released items in the following series...