Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context
Author : Yordan Kalev Zhekov
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781556356506
Pages : 414 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (65 downloads)
Download Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context in PDF Full Online Free by Yordan Kalev Zhekov and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christian marriage is a permanent union which requires the commitment of both spouses for its maintenance through fulfillment of its stipulations. The failure of the fulfillment of the latter provides legitimate grounds for divorce and remarriage of the innocent party. This work employs a fourfold approach for the development of NT ethical argumentation based on Richard B. Hays' Moral Vision of the New Testament. The author establishes the proper contextual grounds for the NT study through formulation of the Old Testament perspective on marriage as covenant. The relevant NT passages are examined through historical-critical and narrative-critical methods. A critical study of the main Christian traditions leads to an ecumenical formulation of the theological conclusions. Pragmatic implementation of the thesis follows an examination of the contemporary pluralistic context and applications in both Christian communities and the larger society within its legislative system.