Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church (3 Views) (Counterpoints Series)
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About "Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church (3 Views) (Counterpoints Series)"
A biblical and practical case for three main evangelical views on remarriage after divorce Among born-again Christians, 27 percent have experienced divorce as compared to 24 percent in the general population. Yet no consensus exists among evangelicals on their views of remarriage, leaving many Christians confused. This single volume summarizes and explores three main evangelical views: no remarriage, remarriage after adultery or desertion, and remarriage for a variety of reasons. Each of the three contributors offers his point of view succinctly with biblical support, and each interacts with the others to help readers come to their own conclusions. Contributors include: Gordon J. Wenham * No remarriage after divorce William A. Heth * Remarriage (two grounds) Craig S. Keener * Remarriage (variety of reasons)
Meet the Authors
Paul Engle (Ed)
Paul E. Engle, series editor for Counterpoints Church Life, is an ordained minister who served for twenty-two years in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He is an adjunct teacher in several seminaries in this country and internationally. He serves as associate publisher and executive editor in the Church, Academic, and Ministry Resources team at Zondervan. He and his wife Margie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mark Strauss (Ed)
Mark L. Strauss (PhD., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He is the author of The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts; Distorting Scripture? The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy; Luke in the Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; The Essential Bible Companion; and Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels.
He has recently completed the The Gospel of Mark for Expositor's Bible Commentary and is writing The Gospel of Mark for the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary. His professional associations include the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a frequent preacher at San Diego area churches and has served in three interim pastorates.
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In this very helpful and instructive book, three contributors explore and discuss three views on remarriage after divorce. Gordon Wenham maintains that there should be no remarriage after divorce; William A. Heth argues for remarriage after adultery or desertion; and, Craig S. Keener takes the view that remarriage is permissible not only on the grounds of adultery and desertion but also potentially abuse. After every contributor has set forth his arguments and position, the other two offer responses. This makes for a very interesting and stimulating study on a sensitive and painful issue that plagues not only society but also the Christian Church. The contributors' approach to the issue is biblical, pastoral and practical. Whilst they maintain a high view of marriage and discourage divorce, they recognize we live in a fallen world where divorce and remarriage will take place, even and sadly amongst Christians. The contributors contend that churches need to instruct believers in what constitutes healthy biblical marriage and also to come alongside those who suffer great pain or guilt from divorce and remarriage. Questions like whether divorced and remarried Christians can assume leadership in the church are also helpfully discussed. This is a great book which ought to be carefully read and studied by pastors and parishioners.