This book provides a serious but accessible exploration of the Christian theology of marriage, designed for undergraduate students and ordinands as well as clergy.
The authors aim to guide readers into the practice of thinking theologically about marriage. They ask what is involved in thinking through marriage in the light of Scripture; what it means to draw on the Christian tradition; what it means to attend to the liturgical forms in which marriage is celebrated; and what it means to attend to experience theologically.
This book fills a very clear gap in the market for a considered approach to the theology of marriage. It places the issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the context of a broader Christian theology of marriage and seeks to offer a resource for critical and constructive thinking.
Chapters by these well-respected contributors are included:
Commended for Study: Marriage In and Beyond Some Official Church Reports by Mike Higton
One Man and One Woman? A History of Marriage by Charlotte Methuen
Thinking About Marriage With Scripture by Ben Fulford
A Way of Life Made Holy': Tradition, Time-Taking and Marriage in the Church of England by Frances Clemson
"A Perfect Crown": Towards a Liturgical Theology of Marriage by Julie Gittoes
Faithfulness to Sexuate Bodies: Generativity, Sex and Vocation by Susannah Cornwall
"Gender Complementarity" in Marriage? Ascetical Challenges to a Modern Notion by Raphael Cadenhead
Called to Become
A Vocational Theology of Marriage by John Bradbury
Revisiting the Body's Grace by Brett Gray
Marriage and the Law by Augur Pearce
Toward a Theology of Marriage by Rachel Muers