Marriage Made in Eden A Pre-Modern Perspective for a Post-Christian World

ISBN-10: 0801064651
ISBN-13: 9780801064654
Edition: 2004
List price: $16.99
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Description: Why does marriage today seem to be such a far cry from Paradise?Let's face it. Our culture's version of marriage is not as God designed it to be. With a lot more emphasis on individualism and consumerism, today's married couples tend to lose sight  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Baker Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Why does marriage today seem to be such a far cry from Paradise?Let's face it. Our culture's version of marriage is not as God designed it to be. With a lot more emphasis on individualism and consumerism, today's married couples tend to lose sight of God's original purpose for marriage-a call for his people to take Jesus' message to the heart of everyday life.Marriage Made in Eden provides a radical alternative to today's view of marriage, giving a glimpse into the historical and cultural aspects that have shaped marriage in America. With this insightful analysis you'll learn how marriage has come to be in the state we now find it and about God's model and purpose for a sacred Christian union."Alice Mathews and Gay Hubbard bring together decades of experience in this thoughtful, interdisciplinary volume."-Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, professor of psychology and philosophy, Eastern University"At last a profoundly biblical book on Christian marriage."-Gordon Fee, professor emeritus, Regent College"Must-reading for all Christians concerned with promoting an understanding of marriage that is in accordance with God's intentions."-Stanley J. Grenz, Pioneer McDonald Professor, Carey Theological CollegeAlice P. Mathews is Lois W. Bennett Distinguished Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Women's Ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.M. Gay Hubbard has more than thirty years of experience as a Christian counselor. She currently is in private practice with Christian Counseling Associates in Osbourne, Kansas.

Forewordp. 11
Prefacep. 15
Acknowledgmentsp. 17
Laying a Foundationp. 19
The Culture's Case against Marriage
Marriage in the Postmodern Culturep. 33
The Culture's Alternatives to Marriagep. 61
The Myth of the Victorian Idealp. 91
Accommodation to the Culturep. 109
New Wineskins for New Winep. 131
God's Case for Marriage
Preparing to Hear God's Case for Marriagep. 153
Marriage on God's Termsp. 175
Marriage in the Already-But-Not-Yetp. 189
Missional Marriagep. 203
A Map for Our Postmodern, Post-Christian Worldp. 219
There Be Dragons Herep. 237
Survey Questionsp. 251
The Six New Testament Household Codesp. 255
Notesp. 261
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