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The Resource From this day forward : rethinking the Christian wedding, Kimberly Bracken Long

From this day forward : rethinking the Christian wedding, Kimberly Bracken Long

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From this day forward : rethinking the Christian wedding
Title
From this day forward
Title remainder
rethinking the Christian wedding
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Bracken Long
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weddings have become a billion-dollar industry, with the average cost of a wedding estimated at $30,000. Taking into account dramatic shifts in attitudes toward marriage in recent years, many pastors are confused and frustrated about their role. This book offers a foundational understanding of marriage for today's North American church. Exploring current sociological analyses of marriage and the history of Christian marriage rites, Kimberly Bracken Long suggests that the church rethink its involvement in weddings and offers a distinctively Christian understanding of marriage. Today's church, Long contends, needs to reinterpret classic biblical metaphors and expand the range of scriptural sources that inform our understanding of marriage. Long also looks closely at each element of the wedding service and what makes a marriage liturgy faithful, inclusive, and sensitive to pastoral concerns. She provides practical suggestions for music and Scripture during wedding services as well as guidance on how to respond faithfully to those who are divorced or divorcing. Packed with constructive pastoral wisdom, From This Day Forward Rethinking the Christian Wedding delivers a practical theology of marriage that will be of help to clergy, seminarians, and others interested in this topic
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Kimberly Bracken
Dewey number
265/.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Marriage
  • Weddings
Target audience
adult
Label
From this day forward : rethinking the Christian wedding, Kimberly Bracken Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The state of the union -- Should the church get out of the wedding business? -- What's love got to do with it? A short history of marriage -- Feasting at the table of love -- The Christian wedding -- Marriage and the church's mission -- Scripture readings for weddings -- Hymns for weddings
Control code
ocn944474513
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9780664239305
Lccn
2015047265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
265.5 L852 ; XX-N ; [A16BP003, #48, 3@$20.00, DLG/CD].
System control number
(OCoLC)944474513
Label
From this day forward : rethinking the Christian wedding, Kimberly Bracken Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The state of the union -- Should the church get out of the wedding business? -- What's love got to do with it? A short history of marriage -- Feasting at the table of love -- The Christian wedding -- Marriage and the church's mission -- Scripture readings for weddings -- Hymns for weddings
Control code
ocn944474513
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9780664239305
Lccn
2015047265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
265.5 L852 ; XX-N ; [A16BP003, #48, 3@$20.00, DLG/CD].
System control number
(OCoLC)944474513

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