Living Together and Christian Ethics Paperback

by Adrian Thatcher (College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth);


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Living Together and Christian Ethics

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Living Together and Christian Ethics is the first positive, in-depth study of cohabitation outside marriage from a mainstream Christian theological perspective. The book retrieves the traditions of betrothal from the Bible and church history, and shows how these can transform Christian attitudes to living together before marriage. A crucial distinction is made between prenuptial cohabitation where marriage is intended, and nonnuptial cohabitation where it is avoided. Since betrothal was widely understood as a real beginning of marriage, the book argues for a complete pastoral, theological and liturgical renewal that reclaims the riches of forgotten Christian marital traditions and redeploys them in conveying the good news of the faith to women and men who are not yet married. The book takes issue with theologians who marginalize marriage, and suggests that the recognition of marital values can act as a helpful bridge between Christian teaching and people who are not formally married.

Living Together and Christian Ethics by Adrian Thatcher (College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth) was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2002 and is our 22705th best seller. The ISBN for Living Together and Christian Ethics is 9780521009553.

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Page last updated 24th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2002)
Weight378g
Number of Pages314
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780521009553
ISBN-100521009553
Product Code11650
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