Marriage in the Early Church

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David G. Hunter
Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001 - Religion - 164 pages
Hunter's wide variety of Christian texts on marriage and sexuality span the New Testament era through the sixth century and include both Greek and Latin writers: Hermas - Shepherd, Mandate 4 Tertullian - To His Wife; An Exhortation to Chastity Clement of Alexandria - The Instructor, Book 2; Miscellanies, Books 2 & 3, Acts of Thomas Methodius - Symposium, Discourse 2 Lactantius - Divine Institutes, Book 6 John Chrysostom - Homily 20 on Ephesians Pelagius - Letter to the Matron Celantia Augustine - The Good of Marriage; Letter 6 to Atticus Paulinus of Nola - Carmen 25 Ecclesiastical legislation - Canons of the Synod of Elvira Basil of Caesarea - Canonical Letters Two Nuptial Blessings - Verona Sacramentary; Hadrianum
 

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Contents

The Third Century
15
Hermas
29
Acts of Thomas
57
Methodius
64
Lactantius
72
Pelagius
97
Paulinus of Nola
128
Ecclesiastical Legislation
141
Two Nuptial Blessings
150
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About the author (2001)

David G. Hunter is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has edited and translated two previous books: Preaching in the Patristic Age (1989) and A Comparison between a King and a Monk/Against the Opponents of the Monastic Life: Two Treatises by John Chrysostom (1988).

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