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History Highlights Early Christian Era : marriage " in the Lord " dramatic break with older view of cosmos one flesh -- unity was very important Christian weddings looked like any other weddings culturally not getting married : virgins for the kingdom -- the imminent return of Jesus is expected celibacy is a sign of the coming completion -- eschatological kingdom Gnosticism : dualism Platonic (and Jewish) influences soul/psyche/spirit is good -- body/sex is bad Patristic Era : marriage had "moral" value -- it helped people live better St. Augustine -- marriage union is a sign, a sacramentum, of Christ and the church marriage was to have characteristics of permanence and fidelity some emphasis on indissolubility comes from this Middle Ages -- 7th-10th -- development in secular aspects societal norms are in disarray church's role shifts with secular leadership roles moral concerns become legal ones impediment (before) and validity (after)
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course THEO 300 taught by Professor Dr.finucane during the Spring '12 term at MO St. Louis.

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