Divorce and Remarriage

Divorce and Remarriage

by Tom Roberts

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Overview

From the birth of Christianity and with the Christian churches' separation from Judaism, a tragic misunderstanding of marriage and divorce has occurred. Not only have we lost the understanding of biblical marriage counsel and wisdom, we have also lost the process of marriage and its biblical allowances for separation of man and wife under certain conditions. Christianity often fails to understand the biblical practice of marriage, as well as divorce and remarriage. Our Lord employed rabbinic teaching to uplift the status of women in his temple discourses with Jewish sects, such as the Sadducees and many groups of Pharisees. Unless we understand the Semitic discussion within those groups and properly translate Our Lord's response to these questions, his teaching is held in tension with that of the epistles of Paul. Jesus and Paul are dealing with different case studies together with different communities of faiths, which affects how we should interpret the general message contained in the text. These misinterpretations of this vital information have needlessly ruined the lives of many innocent victims. It is long overdue for the Christian Church to reevaluate her response to this growing problem. There is a blessing for those who will receive this teaching.


""Tom Roberts has written a scholarly and yet engaging study on the thorny topic of divorce and remarriage. This is rare effort to consult with rabbinical sources, which results in a must-read text for anyone dealing with this real-life pastoral reality.""
--Laurent Cleenewerck, Professor and Faculty, Ukrainian Catholic University

""Tom infuses this little book with exegetical genius and Christian compassion, an essential combination that can aid Christian clergy and lay members alike in engaging the sacredness of marriage and the complexities of divorce in today's world in a much-needed and refreshing biblical context.""
--Brian M. Hauglid, Associate Professor, Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University


Father Tom R. Roberts holds BTh from Triune Biblical University, ThM from Covenant Bible College and Seminary, as well as an MDiv and PhD from Hellenic Orthodox University in Athens, Greece, and a DD from St Mark Seminary and College. He is a priest under the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ and professor at St Anthony's Cathedral House of Liturgical Studies, and host for ""Biblical Perspectives"" on WBCQ Radio. He believes his mission is to make biblical knowledge more widely known among the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498244169
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Father Tom R. Roberts holds BTh from Triune Biblical University, ThM from Covenant Bible College and Seminary, as well as an MDiv and PhD from Hellenic Orthodox University in Athens, Greece, and a DD from St Mark Seminary and College. He is a priest under the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ and professor at St Anthony's Cathedral House of Liturgical Studies, and host for "Biblical Perspectives" on WBCQ Radio. He believes his mission is to make biblical knowledge more widely known among the general public.

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