Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early Modern Europe, India, and North America  -     By: A.G. Roeber
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Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early Modern Europe, India, and North America

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2013 / Paperback

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Modern Protestant debates about spousal relations and the meaning of marriage began in a forgotten international dispute some 300 years ago. The Lutheran-Pietist ideal of marriage as friendship and mutual pursuit of holiness battled with the idea that submission defined spousal roles.

Exploiting material culture artifacts, broadsides, hymns, sermons, private correspondence, and legal cases on three continents - Europe, Asia, and North America - A. G. Roeber reconstructs the roots and the dimensions of a continued debate that still preoccupies international Protestantism and its Catholic and Orthodox critics and observers in the twenty-first century.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802868614
ISBN-13: 9780802868619
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/23/14.
Series: Emory University Studies in Law and Religion

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