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Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva: Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage

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John Calvin transformed the Western theology and law of sex, marriage, and family life. Building on a generation of Protestant reforms, Calvin constructed a comprehensive new theology and law that made marital formation and dissolution, childrenbs nurture and welfare, family cohesion and support, and sexual sin and crime essential concerns for both church and state. Workin ...more
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Published November 1st 2005 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published October 15th 2005)
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Peter N.
What pops in your mind when you think of John Calvin? Austere, dour reformer? Man who had Servetus killed? A man who taught that evil, black doctrine of predestination? Or do you think of a man who protected women and children and sought to reform marriage? This latter picture is one painted by this book. I think most people will find me weird for loving this book so much. But I did. It is not a thrilling read. But as a pastor I am always looking for different perspectives on pastoral care. This ...more
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Provides an excellent historical perspective on the application of biblical and theological views of marriage to life in 16th century Geneva.
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John Witte Jr. (b.1959) is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University (Atlanta, GA).

Professor Witte specializes in legal history, religious liberty, and marriage law.
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