Review of Adrian Thatcher: ‘Marriage after Modernity: Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times’

Theology Today, Vol. 57, pp. 417-420, October 2000

3 Pages Posted: 27 May 2011 Last revised: 4 Oct 2014

John Witte Jr.

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2000

Abstract

This is a brief review of an important text by one of the leading Christian scholars of the family who is trying to reconcile traditional Christian teachings on marriage and the troubling marital condition in the post-modern West. Thatcher ultimately commends the traditional Christian monogamous, heterosexual, permanent marriage, citing Scripture and various leading Christian theologians of the present and past. But he also offers creative new ways of thinking about engagements contracts, non-marital cohabitation, premarital sex, and more.

Keywords: Marriage; Family; Adrian Thatcher; Sex; Post-modernism

Suggested Citation

Witte, John, Review of Adrian Thatcher: ‘Marriage after Modernity: Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times’ (October 1, 2000). Theology Today, Vol. 57, pp. 417-420, October 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1851127

John Witte Jr. (Contact Author)

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