• Introduction to John Witte, Jr. and Eliza Ellison, eds., Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective

    Author(s):
    Joel A. Nichols, John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Subject(s):
    Canon law
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Pactum, ketubah, kitab, mutual consent, Marriage, covenant marriage, contract marriage, family law
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/z78f-2n39
    Abstract:
    The doctrine of covenant has reemerged in a number of contemporary Jewish, Christian, and Islamic circles as a common trope to map and measure the higher (or spiritual dimensions) of the marital union. The doctrine of covenant has also reemerged separately in a number of recent American states as a convenient means of strengthening marital formation and dissolution requirements. This article is the Introduction to a volume that analyzes the covenant theology and law of marriage in the past and the present. After analyzing the modern covenant marriage movement, the authors demonstrate that Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike view marriage both as a contract and as a covenant.
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