Historical Origins And Development Of Christian Marriage

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Despite challenges from some quarters, Judaism and the early Christians considered marriage a good gift from God, part of God's good creation. Marriage is considered a sacrament by both Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians. The Orthodox permit divorce under certain conditions; most Protestant denominations, for whom marriage is a covenant rather than a sacrament, permit divorce under a broader range of circumstances.

Marriage in the Bible

The Old Testament portrays the God Yahweh...


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