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Classic Studies on Marriage and Family (12 vols.)

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This collection explores diverse issues related to marriage and the family. These volumes explore topics like preserving the honor of marriage, the sanctity of the marriage bed, the training and nurturing of children, the role of family members, teachings on divorce, issues of remarriage, and family prayer. The authors present practical guidance and seek to confirm and uphold scriptural values while applying them to contemporary life.

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Key Features

  • Presents practical guidance on issues of marriage and divorce
  • Offers a biblical perspective on family issues
  • Explores such diverse issues as sex, prayer, and parenting

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A Treatise Concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed

  • Author: Daniel Defoe
  • Publisher: T. Warner
  • Publication Date: 1727
  • Pages: 430

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Defoe has written an insightful and perhaps controversial piece regarding marriage and reproduction. He points out that children born out of wedlock suffer unfairly for the sins of their parents, and that marriage is the only way to honorably continue the human race. He also argues that producing children is a sacred act of marriage as well as a natural biological process. Therefore, parents who attempt to prevent conception do society a disservice.

Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel, Robinson Crusoe. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural.

The Training of Children in the Christian Family

  • Author: Luther A. Weigle
  • Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 262

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This is a book for parents that aims to help parents think for themselves and does not undertake to present ready-made formulas for the training of children or prescriptions for use in various emergencies. It is not mere theory, however, most of its materials lie within the author’s experience as parent and as teacher.

Luther A. Weigle (1880–1976) was a professor and Lutheran minister who pioneered the religious education movement. In 1948 he became dean of the Yale University Divinity School, and later worked on the committee for the Revised Standard Edition of the Bible. He was the author of several books on religious education, including The Pupil and the Teacher and Talks to Sunday School Teachers.

The Family in its Civil and Churchly Aspects

  • Author: Benjamin M. Palmer
  • Publisher: Richmond Presbyterian Committee of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 308

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Originally a series of articles in the South Western Presbyterian, this book explores the general state of the family and the relation between the family and the church. Palmer focuses on the role of the husband and wife, and the authority they as parents have over their children.

Benjamin M. Palmer, an orator and Presbyterian theologian, was the first moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. As pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, his Thanksgiving sermon in 1860 had a great influence in leading Louisiana to join the Confederate States of America. After 1865, he was minister in the United States Presbyterian Church.

The Teaching of the New Testament on Divorce

  • Author: Robert H. Charles
  • Publisher: Williams & Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 156

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The main purpose of this volume is to support the teaching of Christ regarding divorce. Robert H. Charles uses new and rather astonishing arguments to confirm the position that marriage is indissoluble save for adultery, in which case, the marriage is dissolved and the innocent party is free to remarry.

Robert H. Charles was a biblical scholar and theologian known particularly for English translations of apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works, which have been widely used. He was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, on August 6, 1855, and educated at the Belfast Academy, Queen’s College, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin, with periods in Germany and Switzerland. He gained a D.D. and became Professor of Biblical Greek at Trinity College. He also became archdeacon of Westminster in 1919, serving until his death in 1931.

Marriage Affinity Question: Marriage with the Sister of a Deceased Wife

  • Author: James Gibson
  • Publisher: Johnstone and Hunter
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 198

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In Marriage Affinity Question, James Gibson upholds Scriptural principles found in Leviticus, namely that a man must not marry the sister of his deceased wife. In addition to Scripture, the author provides examples in civil laws around the world to back up his claim.

James Gibson was one of the Disruption fathers and a professor of Systematic Theology in the Free Church College.

Christian Marriage

  • Author: Herbert H. Henson
  • Publisher: Cassell and Company
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 172

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In this book, Herbert H. Henson indicates the elements that must combine in a doctrine of Christian marriage, and, therefore, must direct the course of a Christian citizen through the difficult discussions of the practical issues concerned. It promotes the idea that the Christian law of marriage must, beyond all question, find its principles in the teaching of Jesus Christ.

Herbert Hensley Henson was an Anglican priest, scholar, and controversialist who served as Bishop of Hereford from 1918–1920 and as Bishop of Durham from 1920–1939.

Christian Marriage: An Analysis of and Commentary on the Marriage Encyclical

  • Author: Edgar Schmiedeler
  • Publisher: The Catholic Conference on Family Life
  • Publication Date: 1948
  • Pages: 102

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Christian Marriage by Pope Pius XI is an important pronouncement in the field of morals. The author urges correct knowledge of matrimony that will work toward a universal and permanent restoration of true Christian marriage. Schmiedeler provides a simplified version of the encyclical on Christian Marriage, supported by analyses and explanations of the original text.

Edgar Schmiedeler was a professor, Catholic priest, and the director of the National Catholic Welfare Council.

The History of Marriage, Jewish, and Christian, in Relation to Divorce and Certain Forbidden Decrees

  • Author: Herbert M. Luckock
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 356

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Herbert M. Luckock provides an historical survey regarding whether the Bible sanctions divorce and subsequent remarriage. He analyzes examples of marriage and marriage laws from the Old and New Testaments, and contrasts them with contemporary practices in England.

Herbert M. Luckock was an Anglican priest in the Church of England. He was made a Canon of Ely Cathedral and principal of Ely Theological College. In 1892, he was appointed the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral until his death in 1909.

Marriage and the Sex-Problem

  • Author: Friedrich W. Foerster
  • Translator: Meyrick Booth
  • Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 228

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In this book, Foerster firmly maintains that sex cannot be considered apart from life as a whole and without reference to our fundamental convictions. He makes the point that sex is one of the essential facts of life and cannot be dealt with as a thing standing by itself and lays the foundation to discuss special problems of marriage and sexual education.

Friedrich W. Foerster (1869–1966) was professor of education at the University of Vienna and formerly special lecturer on Psychology and Ethics at the University of Zurich. He did much valuable work in connection with moral education.

Marriage and Parenthood: The Catholic Ideal

  • Author: Thomas J. Gerrard
  • Publisher: J.F. Wagner
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 202

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Thomas J. Gerrard presents the idea that marriage is a sacrament and aims to correct faulty ideas regarding marriage and parenthood in Catholic homes.

Thomas J. Gerrard (1871–1916) was an English priest who wrote several books about Catholicism, including The Church and Eugenics.

The Lambs in the Fold: The Relation of Children to the Church and Their Proper Christian Nurture

  • Author: John Thompson
  • Publisher: W. Drysdale
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 288

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This book lays down Scriptural principles about children, home life, and religion, expressing the conviction that parents and teachers must wrestle with these issues and handle them correctly.

John Thompson (1834-1903) was a respected theologian, a devout student of human nature in its religious aspect.

Prayers for the Use of Families

  • Author: Albert Barnes
  • Publisher: John C. Clark
  • Publication Date: 1833
  • Pages: 414

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This book is not directed to the pastor or the preacher, but to those who adopt the resolution of Joshua: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Albert Barnes recommends the use of free and extemporaneous prayer and emphasizes that prayer is distinguishable from the repetition of a creed.

Albert Barnes was an American theologian born in Rome, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1820, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823. Barnes was ordained as a Presbyterian minister by the presbytery of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, in 1825, and was the pastor successively of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, New Jersey, and of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.


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