Thomas E. Breidenthal, a scholar, teacher, and Episcopal priest who has been a leader in interfaith cooperation for many years, has been dean of religious life and of the chapel at Princeton University since January 2002. Previously, he was the John Henry Hobart Professor of Christian Ethics at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He received a DPhil in Theology from Oxford University.
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Christian Households Sep 21, 2008
From book's back cover:
"Why live together?
'To ask why Christians live together,' writes Tom Breidenthal, 'is to ask what a Christian household is and what kind of householding Christian faith inspires." In the church today we find many different kinds of households: married couples with and without children, single parents, same-sex couples, monastic communities, people living alone. In constructing a theology of the Christian household Breidenthal begins with New Testament text on the family and goes on to develop criteria by which we can tell households that are holy, households that fall short of holiness, and households whose basic premises rule out any possibility of holiness. He thus sheds considerable light on the essential and vexing questions of out time concerning intimacy, sexuality, community, childbearing, and the sanctifying nearness of others."