Jesus and Divorce

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Paternoster, 2002 - Religion - 324 pages
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Divorce and remarriage in the Church have been subjects of debate and controversy for centuries and the issue is of ever-increasing importance today. With conflicting messages coming from different branches of the Church, many Christians are confused as to what the Bible really teaches. William Heth and Gordon Wenham explore the different schools of interpretation and present a fresh consideration of the various statements of Jesus and Paul, drawing on linguistic and contemporary cultural evidence. They closely criticize the view that allows remarriage after divorce on the grounds of immorality, widely held by evangelicals today. Instead the authors turn to the Early Church, which permitted divorce but not remarriage. Written with clarity and careful consideration, Jesus and Divorce offers a positive way forward, as the authors encourage us to apply the Bible's teachings to our lives and the lives of those around us.

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Gordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity ColGordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament atlege, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is a recognized exper the University of Gloucestershire. He is a recognized expert on the Pentateuch and has written commentaries on Genesis,t on the Pentateuch and has written commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers in addition to numerous studies in th Leviticus and Numbers in addition to numerous studies in the Old Testament. e Old Testament.

Heth works in the Department of Religious Studies at Cheltenham and Gloucester College.

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