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Surname 1Student’ nameInstructorInstitutionDue dateBeowulf and church teachings on Marriage and Chasity in the middle ages.Introduction.Matrimony and intimacy in the church were complicated by the church's inconsistenciesand contradictions. As a result of the religion's lack of clarity about the role of marital sex,ironically, women have become more empowered. It was sanctioned because of the church'suncertainty on marriage and sexual intimacy that the form of marriage that could permit chastemarriages with the couples staying within society rather than joining monastic life was approved(Lipton & Emma). Marriage might be maintained even if one does not engage in sexual activity,according to early Christian writers. In De bono coniugali, Augustine argues that while havingsex with a spouse it is fine when you're young, it should be discouraged as you get older. Theorganized love among married couples is robust even when the young passion between male andfemales has waned in healthy marriages between elderly parents, though. Not that it becameextremely difficult for them to carry out their goals, but because they wanted to win respect bychoosing to do something that they would have been able to achieve (Karras & Ruth). Thisarticle will tell us the rules that was employed in medieval times by Beowulf and the churchregarding chaste marriages.Cohabitation, exogamy, and patrilineage were all prevalent family structures in medievalEurope. Insofar as other important marriage goals like succession are considered, none of thesemarriage types have stood the test of time. Marriage is hampered when exogamy enters the
Surname 2picture, especially when it comes to important issues like allegiance. One example is the church'sskepticism about chaste marriage.For the church's idea of chaste marriage, the parents of Christ were an essential rolemodel because, as we've shown, the collaborative theory of marriage permitted the justificationof Christ's parents' marriage as being entirely complete despite nonconsummation (McCarthy &Conor). However, the church permitted marital chastity, but did not always promote it inpractice.According to the Decretum of Gratian, a married person might take a vow of chastity(sexual abstinence) rather than an abstinence vow if certain requirements were met (and otherforms used in self-denial) It is clear that neither a man nor a woman may make a vow of chastitybefore God unless they have the agreement of the other (Atkinson). If it is agreed upon by bothparties, and one wishes to break the vow of chastity, it is not conceivable since in satisfying thesexual requirements of matrimony, the woman possesses equal power with the male. As a result,if one of them gives up the right to marry the other, he or she cannot return the other to slavery(Amro & Hiba). Because in other cases, men are head and women are body, women can makeabstinence vows with their man's permission; however, if their man forbids it, they cannot keeptheir vows, and this is due to the condition of subservience by which they should be subject totheir man in all things, as we've said before.

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