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Cahall Perry J.

The mystery of marriage : a theology of the body and the sacrament / Perry J. Cahall. - Chicago : Hillenbrand Books, ©2016. - xxi, 490 pages ; 24 cm. - Textbook series . - Hillenbrand Books textbook series. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 472-485) and index.

pt. 1. Seeing reality through the lens of the theology of the body. Seeing the mystery of marriage -- Theology of marriage and theology of the body. pt. 2. Marriage in the order of creation. Marriage and the human person -- Marriage and conjugal love -- The nature of marriage -- Choosing marriage: the primordial sacrament -- pt. 3. Marriage from the Garden of Eden to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Marriage in the Old Testament -- Marriage in the New Testament -- pt. 4. The development of the theology of marriage: a brief survey. The Patristic period: from St. Ignatius of Antioch to St. John Chrysostom -- The Patristic period: St. Augustine of Hippo -- "After St. Augustine": The Medieval period through Aquinas -- The Reformation through the Nineteenth century -- The 1917 Code of Canon Law through the papacy of Paul VI -- The legacy of Pope St. John Paul II -- pt. 5. The sacrament of marriage: a systematic presentation. The systematic foundation of the sacrament of marriage -- Seeing the fullness of the "great mystery" -- Part . Living the mystery of marriage. Approaching married spirituality -- Key elements of married spirituality -- Key principles of sexual morality -- The Church's teaching on the mission to responsible parenthood: at the service of life and love -- Marriage and continence for the kingdom- "a living sign of the world to come."

"This remarkable study offers a complete explanation of the Catholic Church's teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage. Incorporating the rich insights found in St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, as well as the rich theological tradition of the Church, The Mystery of Marriage delves into the theology of Marriage through a look at the biblical, systematic, pastoral, and historical traditions which have shaped the Church's understanding of this sacrament."--(book jacket).

9781595250407 1595250409

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John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005. Theology of the body.


Catholic Church--Doctrines.
Catholic Church


Theology of the body (John Paul II, Pope)


Marriage--Religious aspects--Catholic Church.
Marriage--Religious aspects--Catholic Church--History of doctrines.
Sacraments--Catholic Church.
Marriage--Religious aspects--Catholic Church.
Marriage--Religious aspects--Catholic Church--History of doctrines.
Sacraments--Catholic Church.
Theology, Doctrinal.

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