Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church: 3 Views (Counterpoints) [Paperback]

By Mark L. Strauss (Editor), Gordon John Wenham (Contribution by) & William A. Heth (Contribution by)
Our Price $ 11.89  
Retail Value $ 16.99  
You Save $ 5.10  (30%)  
Item Number 55281  
Buy New $11.89
Available on the Internet only.

Counterpoints - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Understanding Four Views On Baptism   $ 11.89   In Stock  
  Five Views On Law And Gospel   $ 17.49   In Stock  
  Five Views On Sanctification (Counterpoints)   $ 13.99   In Stock  
  Four Views On Hell (Counterpoints)   $ 11.89   In Stock  
  Four Views On The Book Of Revelation   $ 13.99   In Stock  
  Are Miraculous Gifts For Today?   $ 16.09   In Stock  
  Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond   $ 16.09   In Stock  
  Understanding Four Views On The Lords Supper   $ 11.89   In Stock  
  Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology)   $ 13.99   In Stock  
  Four Views On Salvation In A Pluralistic World   $ 13.99   In Stock  
  Three Views On Creation And Evolution (Counterpoin   $ 16.09   In Stock  
  Remarriage After Divorce In Todays Church   $ 11.89   In Stock  
  Exploring The Worship Spectrum   $ 13.99   In Stock  
  Who Runs The Church?   $ 16.09   In Stock  
  Show Them No Mercy   $ 12.59   In Stock  
  How Jewish Is Christianity (Counterpoints)   $ 11.89   In Stock  
  Four Views On Eternal Security (Counterpoints)   $ 16.09   In Stock  
  Five Views On Apologetics (Counterpoints)   $ 17.49   In Stock  
  Four Views On Moving Beyond The Bible To Theology   $ 16.09   In Stock  
  Two Views On Women In Ministry   $ 16.09   In Stock  

Item description for Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church: 3 Views (Counterpoints) by Mark L. Strauss, Gordon John Wenham & William A. Heth...

A biblical and practical summary of the three main views among evangelicals on remarriage after divorce, including some of the practical implications for church life, author interactive responses to each chapter, and group discussion questions.

Publishers Description
A biblical and practical case for three main evangelical views on remarriage after divorce Among born-again Christians, 27 percent have experienced divorce as compared to 24 percent in the general population. Yet no consensus exists among evangelicals on their views of remarriage, leaving many Christians confused. This single volume summarizes and explores three main evangelical views: no remarriage, remarriage after adultery or desertion, and remarriage for a variety of reasons. Each of the three contributors offers his point of view succinctly with biblical support, and each interacts with the others to help readers come to their own conclusions. Contributors include: Gordon J. Wenham No remarriage after divorce William A. Heth Remarriage (two grounds) Craig S. Keener Remarriage (variety of reasons)"

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   161
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Series  Counterpoints  
ISBN  0310255538  
ISBN13  9780310255536  
UPC  025986255534  

Availability  4 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 05:34.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Mark L. Strauss, Gordon John Wenham & William A. Heth

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Mark L. Strauss has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Counterpoints (Zondervan)
  2. NLT Study

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Divorce
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Relationships > Divorce
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Relationships > Marriage
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Administration
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Bible > General

Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Church Life > General

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Remarriage After Divorce In Todays Church?

A change of pace for the Counterpoints series  Aug 16, 2006
This is the 7th "Counterpoints" book I've read, and it's quite different from all the others in this series. All 3 authors see the Bible as granting Christians permission to divorce under certain circumstances. The 3 positions defended are:

Permission only to divorce, & never to remarry (Gordon Wenham)
Permission to remarry only in cases of adultery or desertion (William Heth); and
Permission to remarry for a variety of reasons. (Craig Keener)

This book is more of an introductory primer to the remarriage-after-divorce debate: the chapters are shorter (about 30 pages each, contrasted w/ 50-100 in earlier Counterpoints) and the responses 5-6 pages. Also the argumentation is more abridged and less technical: none of the authors refer to the original biblical languages much in defending their positions, other than a passing reference to the word _porneia_ ("adultery, sexual immorality") and its possible meanings in Matt. 19:9. Also, the authors frequently refer to other published works, not just in defense of thier own views, but as a substitute for defending their own views; at several points the contributors dismiss a defense of a certain point they are making by simply mentioning another author or book that defends it, and adding that the issue is treated more exhaustively there. This book, more than any of the other Counterpoints that I've read, left me wanting to read more from each of the contributors on the topic.

One benefit of this more cursory treatment is that the book is an easier and quicker read than earlier Counterpoints books. It also returns to the original practice (abandoned in recent years) of allowing each author to respond to the others' chapters, which are usually some of the most engaging parts of this series of books. The authors are also very respectful of each other in the responses, without any puffed egos, practically falling over themselves to show goodwill and appreciation to each other -- although the responses are occasionally redundant, repeating some of the main points that the authors make in their own chapters.

Another positive about this book is that it focuses exclusively on the issue of remarriage, which is sometimes eclipsed in similar books on this topic, by the topic of divorce itself. While it is certainly important to have a biblical understanding of divorce, it is no less important to have a biblical understanding of remarriage -- especially if (like me) you are a pastor who is asked to marry 2 individuals who have already been married before. So this book is more pastoral and practical than some of the Counterpoints books, as it addresses a topic that impacts the way people live and not just how they think.

Overall, this is a very good intitial look at the question of what the proper biblical response is to divorced Christians who want to remarry. Each author balances biblical and pastoral/ practical issues in trying to come up with an appropriate answer. Probably the biggest downside to this book is that it is unlikely to change anyone's opinion on the subject, due to (a) its brevity; and (b) a number of presuppositional questions which strongly affect how one interprets the biblical data. However, the editor (Mark Strauss) does a good job of listing these presuppositions in a final concluding chapter, which does not so much try to identify a "winner" in the debate so much as point out some of the key issues on which the debate hangs.

a thought provoking, short book  Jul 9, 2006
Up to a year or so ago, I had always thought divorce and remarriage was acceptable in the cases of unrepentant adultery or desertion. I would quote the exception clause in Matthew 19 as well as the one about an unbeliever leaving in 1 Corinthians 7. Yet, I had simply accepted them without a lot of thoughtful study or consideration. After some study, I came to the determination that remarriage while the spouse is alive is prohibited. I've held this viewpoint ever since.
This book has been very helpful for me. Gordon Wenham is one of the leading proponents of the No-Remarriage position. I've thought he has had a rock solid argument and agree(d?) with him wholeheartedly. William Heth, who had co-authored a book with Wenham, after many years as a no-remarriage advocate has now changed his stance on remarriage to the traditional Reformation/Protestant understanding of remarriage allowable in cases of unrepentant adultery and desertion by an unbelieving spouse--the position I had formerly accepted blindly. Heth changed his position because of many of the same questions & issues that I still feel uncomfortable with on this side of the remarriage/theological fence. Heth deals with texts; he doesn't run from them (so does Craig Keener...although I certainly don't agree with his permissive viewpoint of other circumstances than adultery and desertion). All three authors extensively deal with the many practical issues that result from divorce and remarriage. This book is very balanced in its approach and allows each position to be presented clearly and evenhandedly. While the book is short enough to start a debate and answer as well as create some questions, it is not complete enough in its format to fully convince or change one's mind. It's a great primer and exposure to the viewpoints, but not sufficient enough to fully examine them in detail. Then again, it is not designed to do that.
Whether or not remarriage is possible, I know that the Lord will be with me and either way it will be excellent--with a wife, or without one. Praise God for His sovereign goodness to work all things to our joy and His glory!

Write your own review about Remarriage After Divorce In Todays Church

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Remarriage After Divorce In Todays Church

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy