Marriage, Family and Relationships
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About "Marriage, Family and Relationships"
Family life has undergone revolutionary changes in Western society in the last sixty years, posing both theological and ethical challenges for the contemporary church. This book responds with wide-ranging essays on sexuality, marriage, family life, singleness, same-sex relationships, violence against women, anthropology, gender and culture. These chapters are essential reading for anyone concerned with Christian teaching on marriage and the family. They balance a clear loyalty to the church's historic and biblical teaching with a recognition that all doctrine is contextualized. There is a growing gap between the ethics of many Christians and those of wider society. So Christians have to be counter-cultural. But the church also has to be self-critical, differentiating between biblical revelation and cultural development. And it must know how to present unchanging Christian convictions to a constantly changing society. The contributors are Andy Angel, Daniel Block, Rosalind Clarke, Barry Danylak, Andrew Goddard, Stephen Holmes, David Instone Brewer, A. T. B.McGowan, Nicholas Moore, Onesimus Ngundu, Oliver O'Donovan, Ian Paul, Andrew Sloane, Katy Smith, Elaine Storkey and Sarah Whittle.
Meet the Authors
Thomas A Noble (Ed)
Thomas A. Noble is Professor of Theology, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City and Senior Research Fellow in Theology, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester.
Philip Johnston (Ed)
Philip S. Johnston (Ph.D., Cambridge) is senior tutor at Hughes Hall, Cambridge- for many years Senior tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He has also taught at Belfast and St. Andrews. He has published studies of Israelite afterlife beliefs, and he is a review editor for Themelios.
Johnston has lived and worked in the divided societies of Belgium and Northern Ireland, and he has an interest in Israel past and present--along with a commitment to reconciliation. His other books include Les Psaumes; Interpreting the Psalms (coeditor with David Firth); Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament and The Land of Promise (coeditor with Peter Walker).