Theology of Marriage


Canon XXI of the Anglican Church of Canada – The Preface   Provides the Scriptural and theological basis for marriage in our Church.


Book of Common Prayer,  p. 562ff  and BAS  p. 526ff each embody the Anglican Church of Canada’s theology of marriage – see particularly the opening greetings in each (BCP p. 564  “Dearly Beloved…”; BAS p. 528 “ Dear friends,…”).


Edmund Newey,  Jeremy Taylor and the Theology of Marriage,  Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 84, No. 2,  2002  A look at the theology of marriage from the point of view of one of Anglicanism’s historically important theologians.


Together in Christ: The Hope and Promise of Christian Marriage   From the Canadian Couincil of Churches, Commission on Faith and Witness.  Publ. Novalis 1999


The Bond of Marriage: An Ecumenical and Interdisciplinary Study   Bassett, William W., Ed.

Publ.  The University of Notre Dame Press, 1968


Elliott, Peter J.  What God has Joined: The Sacramentality of Marriage   Publ.  Alba Houise 1990


Martin, Thomas M.  The Challenge of Christian Marriage:  Marriage in History, Scripture and Contemporary Life,   Publ. Paulist Press, 1990


"Homosexuality, marriage and the church: a conversation", David Heim, Max Stackhouse, Luke Johnson, David Matzko.   The Christian Century v.117, April 19, 2000.


 Hanigan, James  "The centrality of marriage: homosexuality and the Roman Catholic argument"  The Ecumenical Review v.50, 1998.


Cahill, Lisa Sowle  "Marriage: Developments in Catholic Theology and Ethics",  Theological studies v.64, 2003