Reflections For Daily Prayer Advent 2013 to the Eve of Advent 2014
In all three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, marriage is part of God's plan for humanity, as illustrated in the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and the Koran as well as the religious literature of these three traditions. It...
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In all three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, marriage is part of God's plan for humanity, as illustrated in the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and the Koran as well as the religious literature of these three traditions. It is viewed as a sacred bond as well as a means to personal fulfilment. It is more than a legal contract, rather an institution with cosmic significance, legitimized through divine authority. In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the purpose of marriage is to build a home, create a family and thereby perpetuate society. Yet, despite the similarity of perception in the great monotheistic faiths, there are important differences. In this book three scholars outline sex law, betrothal and marriage, family life and the understanding of divorce in these traditions and discuss the differences between them in a student-friendly and accessible way.
SUE PICKERING is an experienced retreat guide and spiritual director. She is a Canon of New Plymouth Cathedral, New Zealand, and chaplain to a retirement community.
Stephen Cottrell is Bishop of Reading and, within that role is Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education. He enjoys telling stories about Naughty Nora in many schools across the Diocese. Stephen has a wealth of experience in building up the faith of the worshipping community and helping to develop mission and ministry. He is author of many books and has written widely on evangelism. He is also one of the contributors to the Emmaus course.
Right Reverend John Pritchard is the Anglican Bishop of Jarrow, England. He is the author of numerous books, including Leading Intercessions published by Liturgical Press.