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Author Philip Reynolds examines how marriage acquired a specifically Christian identity in the Latin West during the first millennium after Christ. Beginning with Jesus, everything the Christians did, including getting married, began a process of differentiation. Christians did not invent marriage, but they did redefine it, thereby hoping to solve the inherent problem of reconciling secular, carnal sexual relations with a holy and sanctified state of being, one that would ultimately become a sacrament. This twofold aspect of the Christian marriage was a formative principle throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. Reynolds offers three themes for theological reflection and interpretation: Jesus' teaching, Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, and Paul's justification of marriage as a solution to the problem of sexual desire. This book begins with the examination of Roman and Germanic law, followed by the turning from civil to ecclesiastical law. Then Reynolds presents Augustine's theology of marriage, and finally, the nuptial process. Reynolds' insights into the Christainization of marriage makes this a valuable book at both the scholarly and the practical level. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
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Philip Lyndon Reynolds is Director of the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University and is an Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Candler School of Theology.Review:
'...the laws of Caesar are different from the laws of Christ'. The book by Reynolds is a scholarly contribution to mapping out this difference.' Robert Ombres OP, , 1995. 'La creation d'une liturgie de noces a l'epoque carolingienne aurait fortement contribue a la consolidation de cette theologie.' I.Z.B.G., 1993-1994. '...Reynolds...has presented a very valuable survey with a plenitude of detailed insights and information.' Bernd Wannenwetsch, Studies in Christian Ethics. 'Reynolds' account of Augustine and the Western tradition is balanced and fair-minded. It should become the standard English survey of legal developments in the patristic and early medieval periods...Reynolds has produced a compilation of Western materials which is likely to remain unsurpassed for some time to come.' David G. Hunter, Theological Studies, 1995. '...well-written, thorough and illuminating book...' Roger Wright, Early Medieval Europe, 1996. '...Dr. Reynold has performed a notable service in exemplary fashion.' C.N.L. Brooke, Journal of Theological Studies, 1996. 'This is a very important work...it is a necessary source for any serious study of the history of Christian marriage.' Bela Somfai, Studies in Religion, 1999.
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