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Church of England and Divorce in the Twentieth Century : Legalism and Grace (Hardcover) (Ann Sumner

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Attitudes towards divorce have changed considerably over the past two centuries. As society has moved away from a Biblical definition of marriage as an indissoluble union, to that of an individual and personal relationship, secular laws have evolved as well. Using unpublished sources and previously inaccessible private collections, Holmes explores the significant role the Church of England has played in these changes, as well as the impact this has had on ecclesiastical policies. This timely study will be relevant to ongoing debates about the meaning and nature of marriage, including the theological doctrines and ecclesiastical policies underlying current debates on same-sex marriage.

Number of Pages: 195
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ann Sumner Holmes
Language: English
Street Date: October 7, 2016
TCIN: 51830271
UPC: 9781848936171
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8353
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