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An all-encompassing account of Christian attitudes and sources of attitudes to marriage, traced through Near Eastern, Classical and Biblical histories, suitable for the student or lay trainer wishing to know more than an Alpha course. It covers all aspects of marriage- including the on going debate surrounding same sex unions. Peter Coleman, was the author of 'Christian attitudes to Homosexuality', 'A christian attitude towards televsion', and 'experiments with prayer'. Following his tragic death in 2001, when this work was left incomplete, 'Christian attitudes to marriage', is brought to us by the hard work of his family and close friends, particularly Dr Michael Langford.
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From the back of the book: Sep 16, 2005
This is a thorough exposition on the subject of marriage; looking at the widest range of sources of the Christian attitude, including Near Eastern and Classical as well as Biblical. The ancient world struggled with the problem of marriage relationships, divorce, and support for women, in ways that largely determine the shape of Christian ethos. The author brings together the separate disciplines of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and social history, creating a unique resource for students and academics with an interested in Christianity and sociology, as well as historical Christianity.