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The Resource The Genesis of Marriage : God's declaration, drama, and purpose, Richard A. Shenk

The Genesis of Marriage : God's declaration, drama, and purpose, Richard A. Shenk

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The Genesis of Marriage : God's declaration, drama, and purpose
Title
The Genesis of Marriage
Title remainder
God's declaration, drama, and purpose
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Richard A. Shenk
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Language
eng
Summary
"A theological exploration of Genesis 2 which renews our vision of the purpose of marriage as the central drama within God's salvation plan. Marriage seems increasingly irrelevant to many people today. But is this a true understanding of marriage? Could it be that God may have expectations for marriage which are distinct from our own, and wholly unaffected by our feelings or debates? If God is the author and definer of marriage, then we must look to the Author to discern its meaning rather than ourselves. The Genesis of Marriage sets out a biblical theology of marriage, grounded in the Marriage Text of Genesis 2:18-25, and investigates how it fits in its own context of Genesis 1 - 3 and the whole of Scripture. Examining the Marriage Text exegetically and theologically, Shenk shows this as the climax and conclusion of the two creation accounts, and explores what this reveals about the nature and character of God. The doctrinal implications of this are then explored, answering such practical questions such as, 'What are the ethics of marriage?' and 'How do we approach the real-world concerns of separation, divorce, and remarriage?'. Shenk's exploration helps dispel our modern disillusionment with marriage, or at least our ideas and beliefs about marriage which may be at odds with God's, to reveal deep truth about the nature and character of God."--
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Shenk, Richard A
Dewey number
248.844
Index
index present
LC call number
BV835
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Marriage
  • Marriage
  • RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  • Marriage
  • Marriage
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The Genesis of Marriage : God's declaration, drama, and purpose, Richard A. Shenk
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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text
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1054092943
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781780789958
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1054092943
Label
The Genesis of Marriage : God's declaration, drama, and purpose, Richard A. Shenk
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1054092943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780789958
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054092943

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