Item description for Marriage in the Early Church by David G. Hunter...
Recent attention to early Christian attitudes toward the body and gender has focused on asceticism and renunciation. This volume collects newly translated texts on marriage and sexuality. Spanning the New Testament era through the sixth century and both Greek and Latin writers, Hunter demonstrates the ways in which Christian commitment was actually lived and our own theological heritage forged.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.78" Width: 5.91" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 157910827X ISBN13 9781579108274
Availability 0 units.
More About David G. Hunter
Hunter is the Monsignor James A. Supple Professor of Catholic Studies at Iowa State University.
David G. Hunter currently resides in the state of Iowa. David G. Hunter was born in 1957.
Reviews - What do customers think about Marriage in the Early Church?
Good introduction Aug 14, 2006
I read this book as a part of a small group study on marriage in the early church (surprise!). It was a good introduction to some of the history of the early church, and the primary sources seemed to show a good variety of thought as well as being good examples of the current issues the Church was dealing with at the time.
It's not a history book, so don't be decieved. It's largely primary texts with a good introduction in the beginning. It would be a good adjunct to a larger study of Christian marriage and/or Church history.