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Christianity and Family Law.

Author: Jr John Witte; Gary S Hauk
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Law and Christianity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Witte, Jr., John.
Christianity and Family Law.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jr John Witte; Gary S Hauk
ISBN: 9781108233255 1108233252
OCLC Number: 1007051176
Description: 1 online resource (492 pages)
Contents: Moses, the Prophets, and the Rabbis / Elliot N. Dorff --
Jesus and St. Paul / Gary S. Hauk --
Emperor Constantine / Judith Evans Grubbs --
St. Augustine of Hippo / David G. Hunter --
St. John Chrysostom / Vigen Guroian --
Emperor Justinian / Peter Sarris --
Theodore Balsamon / John Anthony McGuckin --
Gratian / Anders Winroth --
Peter Lombard / Giulio Silano --
Popes Alexander III and Innocent III / Charles Donahue, Jr. --
St. Thomas Aquinas / Philip L. Reynolds --
Martin Luther / Steven Ozment and John Witte, Jr. --
John Calvin / Barbara Pitkin --
King Henry VIII / Henry Ansgar Kelly --
Thomas Sanchez / Rafael Domingo --
John Selden / Jason P. Rosenblatt --
Mary Wollstonecraft / Eileen Hunt Botting --
Abraham Kuyper / James D. Bratt --
Emil Brunner / Don S. Browning and John Witte, Jr. --
Popes Leo XIII and Pius XI / Russell Hittinger --
Pope Paul VI / Stephen J. Pope --
Pope John Paul II / Robert P. George and Gerard V. Bradley --
Paul Evdokimov / Michael Plekon --
Derrick Sherwin Bailey / Mark D. Jordan --
Jean Bethke Elshtain / M. Christian Green.
Series Title: Law and Christianity.

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Analyzing Christian influences on Western family law over the past two millennia, this volume explores marriage and divorce, women's and children's rights, marital property and inheritance, and human  Read more...

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