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Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Abstract

Marriage and singleness appear in the contemporary era as problems for scholars and laypeople alike. Several problems related to marriage and singleness include questions of gender roles, the nature of public and private, and sexual ethics. Many contemporary theologians focus almost exclusively on “theology of marriage” and offer solutions using sociopolitical means, but they fail to see the damage that this limited focus on marriage alone has for ecclesiology.

Keywords: marriage, singleness, Augustine, ecclesiology, baptism, salvation history, gender, public/private

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195315431
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jana Marguerite Bennett, author
Hampden-Sydney College