Interfaith Marriages, a Social Problem Nowadays and a Religious Positive Perspective. The Theological Background of it in the Bible

Altarul Reintregirea, 2016

28 Pages Posted: 26 May 2016

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Cosmin Ciocan

Ovidius University of Constanţa; Ovidius University of Constanţa - Research Center on the Dialogue between Science and Theology

Date Written: April 30, 2016

Abstract

Marriage is a part of individual life as well as a social issue and when it comes to youth this must be regarded even more carefully. The concept of ‘interfaith marriage’ denotes marital union wherein the partners belong to the different faith or religion. The definition of ‘interfaith marriage’ as well as its type will be discussed in detail hereinafter. For the purpose of this paper, our main concern will be on the issues of interfaith marriage in which one of the parties to such marriage is always in difficulties for social involvement and the families of both parties regard their in-laws as outsiders. Therefore, such kind of couples are always in problems with social behavior, adaptation and acceptance, and their children have also problems in society. Since the traditional response on behalf of Orthodox Church is to deny any of these situations of interfaith marriage on the one hand, and the contractual, legal cases of marriage are growing in number lately…What response should such couples have to this social rejection? What legal possibilities have religions to accept or tolerate these interfaith marriage?

Keywords: family, marital choices, religious preference, marriage, proselytism, interfaith, denominations, main-line religion

JEL Classification: K00, I2, J12

Suggested Citation

Ciocan, Cosmin, Interfaith Marriages, a Social Problem Nowadays and a Religious Positive Perspective. The Theological Background of it in the Bible (April 30, 2016). Altarul Reintregirea, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784263

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