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Christianity and Family Law

Christianity and Family Law
An Introduction

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John Witte, Jr, Gary S. Hauk, Elliot N. Dorff, Judith Evans Grubbs, David G. Hunter, Vigen Guroian, Peter Sarris, John McGuckin, Anders Winroth, Giulio Silano, Charles Donahue, Philip L. Reynolds, Steven Ozment, Barbara Pitkin, Henry Ansgar Kelly, Rafael Domingo, Jason P. Rosenblatt, Eileen Hunt Botting, James D. Bratt, Don S. Browning, Russell Hittinger, Steven J. Pope, Robert P. George, Gerard V. Bradley, Michael Plekon, Mark D. Jordan, M. Christian Green
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108401197

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  • The Western tradition has always cherished the family as an essential foundation of a just and orderly society, and thus accorded it special legal and religious protection. Christianity embraced this teaching from the start, and many of the basics of Western family law were shaped by the Christian theologies of nature, sacrament, and covenant. This volume introduces readers to the enduring and evolving Christian norms and teachings on betrothals and weddings; marriage and divorce; women's and children's rights; marital property and inheritance; and human sexuality and intimate relationships. The chapters are authoritatively written but accessible to college and graduate students and scholars, as well as clergy and laity. While alert to the hot button issues of sexual liberty today, the contributing authors let the historical figures speak for themselves about what Christianity has and can contribute to the protection and guidance of our most intimate association.

    • An authoritative but accessible introduction to 2000 years of Christian teachings on the fundamentals of sex, marriage, and family
    • A valuable text for college, divinity, and law school classes as well as for advanced Sunday school teachers, pre-marital counselors, and family therapists
    • Provides a balanced perspective and rich interdisciplinary methodology
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    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108401197
    • dimensions: 235 x 163 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction John Witte, Jr and Gary S. Hauk
    1. Moses, the Prophets, and the Rabbis Elliot N. Dorff
    2. Jesus and St. Paul Gary S. Hauk
    3. Emperor Constantine Judith Evans Grubbs
    4. St. Augustine of Hippo David G. Hunter
    5. St. John Chrysostom Vigen Guroian
    6. Emperor Justinian Peter Sarris
    7. Theodore Balsamon John McGuckin
    8. Gratian Anders Winroth
    9. Peter Lombard Giulio Silano
    10. Popes Alexander III and Innocent III Charles Donahue
    11. St. Thomas Aquinas Philip L. Reynolds
    12. Martin Luther Steven Ozment and John Witte, Jr
    13. John Calvin Barbara Pitkin
    14. King Henry VIII Henry Ansgar Kelly
    15. Thomas Sanchez Rafael Domingo
    16. John Selden Jason P. Rosenblatt
    17. Mary Wollstonecraft Eileen Hunt Botting
    18. Abraham Kuyper James D. Bratt
    19. Emil Brunner Don S. Browning and John Witte, Jr
    20. Popes Leo XIII and Pius XI Russell Hittinger
    21. Pope Paul VI Steven J. Pope
    22. Pope John Paul II Robert P. George and Gerard V. Bradley
    23. Paul Evdokimov Michael Plekon
    24. Derrick Sherwin Bailey Mark D. Jordan
    25. Jean Bethke Elshtain M. Christian Green.

  • Editors

    John Witte, Jr, Emory University, Atlanta
    John Witte, Jr is Robert W. Woodruff University Professor, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, Atlanta. He has published numerous articles and thirty books, including Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation (Cambridge, 2002), The Reformation of Rights (Cambridge, 2007), Christianity and Law (Cambridge, 2008), The Sins of the Fathers (Cambridge, 2009), Christianity and Human Rights (Cambridge, 2010), and The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy (Cambridge, 2015).

    Gary S. Hauk, Emory University, Atlanta
    Gary S. Hauk is University Historian and former Vice-President and Deputy to the President of Emory University, Atlanta. He is the author of A Legacy of Heart and Mind: Emory Since 1836 (1999) and editor of Where Courageous Inquiry Leads (2006), and has published numerous essays.

    Contributors

    John Witte, Jr, Gary S. Hauk, Elliot N. Dorff, Judith Evans Grubbs, David G. Hunter, Vigen Guroian, Peter Sarris, John McGuckin, Anders Winroth, Giulio Silano, Charles Donahue, Philip L. Reynolds, Steven Ozment, Barbara Pitkin, Henry Ansgar Kelly, Rafael Domingo, Jason P. Rosenblatt, Eileen Hunt Botting, James D. Bratt, Don S. Browning, Russell Hittinger, Steven J. Pope, Robert P. George, Gerard V. Bradley, Michael Plekon, Mark D. Jordan, M. Christian Green

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