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Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources Series)

David G Hunter (Ed)
Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources Series)
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Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources Series)

David G Hunter (Ed)

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Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity is part of Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. The books in the series make the wealth of early Christian thought available to new generations of students of theology and provide a valuable resource for the church. Developed in light of recent patristic scholarship, the volumes provide a representative sampling of theological contributions from both East and West.The series provides volumes that are relevant for a variety of courses: from introduction to theology to classes on doctrine and the development of Christian thought. The goal of each volume is not to be exhaustive but rather to be representative enough to denote for a nonspecialist audience the multivalent character of early Christian thought, allowing readers to see how and why early Christian doctrine and practice developed the way it did.

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Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity is part of Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. The books in the series make the wealth of early Christian thought available to new generations of students of theology and provide a valuable resource for the church. Developed in light of recent patristic scholarship, the volumes provide a representative sampling of theological contributions from both East and West.The series provides volumes that are relevant for a variety of courses: from introduction to theology to classes on doctrine and the development of Christian thought. The goal of each volume is not to be exhaustive but rather to be representative enough to denote for a nonspecialist audience the multivalent character of early Christian thought, allowing readers to see how and why early Christian doctrine and practice developed the way it did.
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David G Hunter (Ed)

Hunter is the Monsignor James A. Supple Professor of Catholic Studies at Iowa State University.

Table Of Contents

  • Series Forewordpreface Part One: Introduction 1. The New Testament Evidence 1.1 Jesus And The Gospels 1.2 Paul 1.3 Later New Testament Writings 2. The Greco-roman Environment 2.1 Marriage As A Legal Institution 2.2 Moral And Philosophical Ideals 2.3 Christian Responses: The Greek Apologists 3. Second And Third Centuries 3.1 Divorce And Remarriage 3.2 Christian Radicals: Marcion And The "encratites" 3.3 Heresiology And The Emergence Of "proto-orthodoxy" 4. The Post-constantinian Church 4.1 From The Desert To The City: John Chrysostom 4.2 Western Controversies: From Jovinian To Augustine 4.3 The "christianization" Of Marriage: Poems, Laws, And Liturgies Part Two: Texts And Translations 1. Hermas, The Shepherd (mandate 4)2. Tertullian, To His Wife; An Exhortation To Chastity; On Monogamy3. Clement Of Alexandria, The Instructor, Book 2; Miscellanies, Book 2; Miscellanies, Book 34. Acts Of Thomas, Act 15. Methodius Of Olympus, Symposium, Discourse 26. Lactantius, Divine Institutes, Book 67. John Chrysostom, Homily 20 On Ephesians8. Ambrosiaster, Commentary On 1 Corinthians 79. Jerome, Against Jovinian Book 110. Pelagius, Letter To The Matron Celantia11. Augustine, The Good Of Marriage; Sermon 354a; Letter 6* To Atticus12. Paulinus Of Nola: Carmen 2513. Ecclesiastical Legislation: Canons Of The Council Of Elvira; Basil Of Caesarea, Canonical Epistles14. Two Nuptial Blessings: Verona Sacramentary; Hadrianum Bibliography Primary Sources Secondary Sources Indexes Index Of Names And Subjects Index Of Scripture
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