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Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

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Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

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Covenant marriages requiring premarital counseling and tighter strictures on divorce have recently emerged in some American states. At the same time, the doctrine of covenant has reemerged in religious circles as a common way to map the spiritual dimensions of marriage. Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective brings together eminent scholars from Jewish, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic religious traditions as well as experts on American covenant marriage. The introduction carries out an unprecedented comparison of contract and covenant in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim understandings of marriage. The rest of the book elucidates various facets of marriage from the perspectives of both jurisprudence and religion, producing an enlightening integrated picture of the legal and spiritual dimensions of marriage.

ISBN

9780802829931

Publication Date

10-20-2005

Publisher

Wm. B. Eerdmans

Keywords

Religion, Marriage, Family, Law and Religion

Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

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