By David Instone-Brewer
By taking a look heavily on the biblical texts on divorce and remarriage in gentle of the first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman global, this booklet exhibits that the unique viewers of the recent testomony heard those teachings otherwise. via a cautious exploration of the historical past literature of the outdated testomony, the traditional close to East, and particularly historic Judaism, David Instone-Brewer constructs a biblical view of divorce and remarriage that's wider in scope than present-day readings.
Among the real findings of the e-book are that either Jesus and Paul condemned divorce with out legitimate grounds and discouraged divorce even for legitimate grounds; that either Jesus and Paul affirmed the outdated testomony grounds for divorce; that the outdated testomony allowed divorce for adultery and for overlook or abuse; and that either Jesus and Paul condemned remarriage after an invalid divorce yet now not after a legitimate divorce. Instone-Brewer exhibits that those ideas usually are not simply assorted from the conventional church interpretation of the hot testomony but additionally at once correct to trendy relationships.
Enhanced with pastoral recommendation on the best way to practice the biblical instructing in modern context, this quantity may be a priceless source for an individual looking severe solutions approximately married life.
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