How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments Hardback

The Sacramental Theology of Marriage from its Medieval Origins to the Council of Trent

by Philip L. Reynolds;

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How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments

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Among the contributions of the medieval church to western culture was the idea that marriage was one of the seven sacraments, which defined the role of married folk in the church. Although it had ancient roots, this new way of regarding marriage raised many problems, to which scholastic theologians applied all their ingenuity. By the late Middle Ages, the doctrine was fully established in Christian thought and practice but not yet as dogma. In the sixteenth century, with the entire Catholic teaching on marriage and celibacy and its associated law and jurisdiction under attack by the Protestant reformers, the Council of Trent defined the doctrine as a dogma of faith for the first time but made major changes to it. Rather than focusing on a particular aspect of intellectual and institutional developments, this book examines them in depth and in detail from their ancient precedents to the Council of Trent.

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments by Philip L. Reynolds was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2016. The ISBN for How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments is 9781107146150.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (February 2016)
Number of Pages1077
Thickness56 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4373749
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