Preface to from Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition (German Edition)
John Witte Jr.
Emory University School of Law
FROM SACRAMENT TO CONTRACT: MARRIAGE, RELIGION AND LAW IN THE WESTERN TRADITION, PREFACE, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY, German Edition, Forthcoming
This book explores the interplay among law, theology, and marriage in the West, focusing primarily on Christian theological norms and Western legal principles of marriage and family life in the past half millennium. Historically, Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, Anglicans, and Enlightenment thinkers recognized and prioritized multiple perspectives on marriage, which they pressed into five distinct models: a Catholic sacramental model, a Lutheran social model, a Calvinist covenantal model, an Anglican commonwealth model, and an Enlightenment contractarian model of marriage. This preface introduces the German translation of the volume.
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Keywords: law, religion, theology, liberty, politics, rights, marriage, family, legal history, church and state, first amendmentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 17, 2007
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