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Title Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective
Author John Witte
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 2005-10-20
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 342
ISBN 0802829937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covenant marriages requiring premarital counseling and tighter strictures on divorce have recently emerged in some American states. At the same time, the doctrine of covenant has reemerged in religious circles as a common way to map the spiritual dimensions of marriage. Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective brings together eminent scholars from Jewish, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic religious traditions as well as experts on American covenant marriage. The introduction carries out an unprecedented comparison of contract and covenant in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim understandings of marriage. The rest of the book elucidates various facets of marriage from the perspectives of both jurisprudence and religion, producing an enlightening integrated picture of the legal and spiritual dimensions of marriage.

Title The New Covenant as a Paradigm for Optimal Relations
Author Pablo Polischuk
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2016-10-07
Category Psychology
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9781498226134
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New Covenant as a Paradigm for Optimal Relations regards the New Covenant primarily as a gracious and merciful redemptive deal, springing from God's unilateral, unconditional, and proactive initiative. The New Covenant is adopted as representing both a salvific and an exemplary paradigm that displays God's gracious and merciful ways toward his children. Ten discrete, yet interwoven principles are extracted from, interpreted, and abstracted from Scriptures pertaining to the promised New Covenant. These principles apply to those who, as dearly beloved children, are invited to imitate God's loving ways. God's manner of love defines the foundational basis from which the author derives and elaborates the propositions that guide the considerations pertaining to thoughts, feelings, motivations, and behaviors that enter into play in relational transactions. In terms of style, an architectural design permeates the content of this book, offering and encompassing a metacognitive view of God's covenantal ways: a top-down perspective that applies to bottom-up endeavors of relational nature. The challenges posed by our cultural, postmodern trends--devoid of absolute principles and lacking a moral compass--are countered and addressed by the author in insightful fashion, offering theologically-based guidelines integrated to sound psychological principles, applicable to psychotherapeutic and counseling endeavors as well as to pastoral care.

Title Marriage and Divorce in a Multi Cultural Context
Author Joel A. Nichols
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2011-10-31
Category Law
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139503976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American family law makes two key assumptions: first, that the civil state possesses sole authority over marriage and divorce; and second, that the civil law may contain only one regulatory regime for such matters. These assumptions run counter to the multicultural and religiously plural nature of our society. This book elaborates how those assumptions are descriptively incorrect, and it begins an important conversation about whether more pluralism in family law is normatively desirable. For example, may couples rely upon religious tribunals (Jewish, Muslim, or otherwise) to decide family law disputes? May couples opt into stricter divorce rules, either through premarital contracts or 'covenant marriages'? How should the state respond? Intentionally interdisciplinary and international in scope, this volume contains contributions from fourteen leading scholars. The authors address the provocative question of whether the state must consider sharing its jurisdictional authority with other groups in family law.

Covenant Marriage by Steven Nock

Title Covenant Marriage
Author Steven Nock
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date 2008-07-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 212
ISBN 9780813546490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Regardless how you interpret the statistics, the divorce rate in the United States is staggering. But, what if the government could change this? Would families be better off if new public policies made it more difficult for couples to separate? This book explores a movement that emerged over the past fifteen years, which aims to do just that. Guided by certain politicians and religious leaders who herald marriage as a solution to a range of longstanding social problems, a handful of state governments enacted "covenant marriage" laws, which require couples to choose between a conventional and a covenant marriage. While the familiar type of union requires little effort to enter and can be terminated by either party unilaterally, covenant marriage requires premarital counseling, an agreement bound by fault-based rules or lengthy waiting periods to exit, and a legal stipulation that divorce can be granted only after the couple has received counseling. Drawing on interviews with over 700 couples-half of whom have chosen covenant unions-this book not only evaluates the viability of public policy in the intimate affairs of marriage, it also explores how growing public discourse is causing men and women to rethink the meaning of marriage.

Sweet Surrender by Dennis Hiebert

Title Sweet Surrender
Author Dennis Hiebert
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2013-07-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781621897392
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every culture has a way of perceiving and practicing marriage. Many contemporary Western Christians mistake what their culture prescribes regarding marriage with what the Bible portrays, and thereby take as biblical what is merely cultural. Uncritical conformity to cultural imperatives of marriage then becomes a Christian virtue, and a sweet surrender. Few recognize, much less question this confusion, even when its consequences are unhealthy. In Sweet Surrender Dennis Hiebert challenges Christians to comprehend what is cultural in their view of marriage, hold as optional what is not explicitly required by the Bible, and live out their marriages within the transcendent grace of God. Gaining greater awareness can free marriages from the control of culture for something more simply but deeply Christian. Marriages benefit when they are released from cultural directives that are not biblical callings, even if they choose to retain them as cultural practices. This book is for Christians who are ready to rethink their assumptions about marriage.

Title Sex Marriage and Family in World Religions
Author Don S. Browning
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2006-02-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780231505192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. The volume includes traditional texts as well as contemporary materials showing how the religions have responded to the changing conditions and mores of modern life. It reveals the similarities and differences among the various religions and the development of ideas and teachings within each tradition. Selections shed light on each religion's views on a range of subjects, including sexuality and sexual pleasure, the meaning and purpose of marriage, the role of betrothal, the status of women, the place of romance, grounds for divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance. Separate chapters devoted to each religion include introductions by leading scholars that contextualize the readings. The selections are drawn from a variety of genres including ritual, legal, theological, poetic, and mythic texts. The volume contains such diverse examples as the Zohar on conjugal manners, a contemporary Episcopalian liturgy for same-sex unions, Qur'anic passages on the equality of the sexes, the Ka–masu–tra on husbands, wives, and lovers, Buddhist writings on celibacy, and Confucian teachings on filial piety. Contributors include: Michael S. Berger, Emory University; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Richmond School of Law; Alan Cole, Lewis and Clark College; Paul B. Courtright, Emory University; Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington; Raja M. El-Habti, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University; Mark D. Jordan, Emory University

Title Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category International law
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B5130664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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God Sex And Gender by Adrian Thatcher

Title God Sex and Gender
Author Adrian Thatcher
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-03-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781444396379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, God, Sex, and Gender is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume. Makes a theological contribution to understanding the unprecedented changes in sexual and gender relationships of the last fifty years Discusses many topics including: sexual difference; sexual equality; gender and power; the nature of desire; the future of marriage in Christian sexual ethics; homosexuality and same-sex unions; the problems of sexual minorities; contraception in a time of HIV/AIDS; the separation of sexual experience from marriage; and offers new arguments for marriage and for chastity Offers a consistent and engaging introduction at the cutting edge of theological inquiry, which is contemporary, undogmatic, questioning, and relevant to readers' experience, interests, and needs Written lucidly and engagingly by an established and respected academic who has published widely in this area

Conflict Of Laws by Eugene F. Scoles

Title Conflict of Laws
Author Eugene F. Scoles
Publisher West Group
Release Date 2004
Category Law
Total Pages 1565
ISBN STANFORD:36105063944271
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Authoritative text deals with interstate and international private litigation, business planning, estate planning, and administration. The text introduces the development and current state of approaches to choice of law. Provides the basics for determining applicable law. Reviews jurisdiction, its limitations, and its special problems. Discusses marriage, property, dissolution, and adoption. Also covers torts, contracts, succession, trusts, probate, corporations, and bankruptcy.

Sharing The Book by John Witte

Title Sharing the Book
Author John Witte
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Religion
Total Pages 423
ISBN UVA:X004415969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in Comparative Perspective
Author Jens M Scherpe
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2012-02-24
Category Law
Total Pages 532
ISBN 9781847318862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book deals with a subject that has recently been the focus of debate and law reform in many jurisdictions: how much scope should spouses have to conclude agreements concerning their financial affairs - and under what circumstances should such agreements be binding and enforceable? These marital agreements include pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements. The book is the result of a British Academy-funded research project which investigated and compared the relevant law of England and Wales, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the jurisdictions of the United States. In addition to chapters on these jurisdictions, the book includes a chapter on the 'English practitioner's view'. It also provides a comparative analysis of the different matrimonial property regimes and the rules on marital agreements that explores underlying themes and principlesand makes recommendations for regulating marital agreements. A key theme is the function and effect of marital agreements in the different jurisdictions. Thus, each chapter first explains the underlying 'default' rules for ancillary relief/matrimonial property and maintenance. It then analyses the current rules for marital agreements, and gives a brief account of the private international law rules. The book provides a comprehensive source of reference on ancillary relief/matrimonial property and maintenance and the rules on pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements in 14 jurisdictions. It offers guidance for academics and practitioners dealing with international matters, and a basis for discussions on law reform. 'I applaud the vision and perseverance of Jens Scherpe in having conceived this book and, with so much distinguished help, in now bringing it to birth. I will be using it for many years and I warmly invite my fellow family lawyers across the world to do likewise.' Foreword by The Rt Hon Lord Wilson of Culworth, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Family Transformed by Steven M. Tipton

Title Family Transformed
Author Steven M. Tipton
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release Date 2005-11-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 328
ISBN 1589013204
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Statistics on the American family are sobering. From 1975 to 2000, one-third of all children were born to single mothers, and one-half of all marriages ended in divorce. While children from broken homes are two to three times more likely to develop behavioral and learning difficulties, two-parent families are not immune to problems. The cost of raising children has increased dramatically, and married couples with children are now twice as likely as childless couples to file for bankruptcy. Clearly, the American family is in trouble. But how this trouble started, and what should be done about it, remain hotly contested. In a multifaceted analysis of the current state of a complex institution, Family Transformed brings together outstanding scholars from the fields of anthropology, demography, ethics, history, law, philosophy, primatology, psychology, sociology, and theology. Demonstrating that the family is both distinctive in its own right and deeply interwoven with other institutions, the authors examine the roles of education, work, leisure, consumption, legal regulation, public administration, and biology in shaping the ways we court and marry, bear and raise children, and make and break family bonds. International in approach, this wide-ranging volume situates current American debates over sex, marriage, and family within a global framework. Weighing mounting social science evidence that supports a continued need for the nuclear family while assessing the challenges posed by new advocacy for same-sex marriage, and delegalized coupling, the authors argue that only by reintegrating the family into a just moral order of the larger community and society can we genuinely strengthen it. This means not simply upholding traditional family values but truly grasping the family's growing diversity, sustaining its coherence, and protecting its fragility for our own sake and for the common good of society.

Title The Future of Law Religion and the Family
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Domestic relations
Total Pages 298
ISBN STANFORD:36105063784719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Early New England by David A. Weir

Title Early New England
Author David A. Weir
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 460
ISBN 0802813526
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The idea of covenant was at the heart of early New England society. In this singular book David Weir explores the origins and development of covenant thought in America by analyzing the town and church documents written and signed by seventeenth-century New Englanders. Unmatched in the breadth of its scope, this study takes into account all of the surviving covenants in all of the New England colonies. Weir's comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century covenants leads to a more complex picture of early New England than what emerges from looking at only a few famous civil covenants like the Mayflower Compact. His work shows covenant theology being transformed into a covenantal vision for society but also reveals the stress and strains on church-state relationships that eventually led to more secularized colonial governments in eighteenth-century New England. He concludes that New England colonial society was much more "English" and much less "American" than has often been thought, and that the New England colonies substantially mirrored religious and social change in Old England.

Title The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Catholic literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015066381891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Biblical Canon in Comparative Perspective
Author K. Lawson Younger
Publisher Edwin Mellen Press
Release Date 1991
Category Religion
Total Pages 328
ISBN STANFORD:36105022342203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of papers from the NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers which aim to compare biblical and Mesopotamian canons of literature. It includes indexes of subjects, biblical references and authors.

Title Covenant and the Metaphor of Divine Marriage in Biblical Thought
Author Sebastian R. Smolarz
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2010-10-14
Category Religion
Total Pages 404
ISBN 9781608994557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources. Although traditional theology and church practice concentrate on providing forgiveness for shameful behavior, recent scholarship has discovered the crucial relevance of social shame evoked by mental status, adversity, slavery, abuse, illness, grief and defeat. Anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists have discovered that unresolved social shame is related to racial and social prejudice, to bullying, crime, genocide, narcissism, post-traumatic stress and other forms of toxic behavior. Eleven leaders in this research participated in a conference on The Shame Factor, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE in October 2010. Their essays explore the impact and the transformation of shame in a variety of arenas, comprising in this volume a unique and innovative resource for contemporary religion, therapy, ethics, and social analysis.

A Marriage Manual by Perry Biddle

Title A Marriage Manual
Author Perry Biddle
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1994-08-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 184
ISBN 0802806996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive contemporary resource for planning and conducting Christian marriage services and providing pastoral care for couples before and after the wedding. Includes sample wedding services from mainline denominations and suggestions for designing personalized services, selecting music, and developing church policy statements.

Title Regent University law review
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B5102939
Language English, Spanish, and French
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