Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life by Jana Marguerite BennettSingleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life by Jana Marguerite Bennett

Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

byJana Marguerite Bennett

Hardcover | September 7, 2017

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Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness remains an often overlooked oddity in American culture and in Christian communities. Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggest, but this does not seem to bethe case. In this exciting new work, Jana Marguerite Bennett examines a variety of usually forgotten models of singleness: the never-married, the casually uncommitted, the committed but unmarried, the same-sex attracted, the widowed, the divorced, and the single parent. Each chapter in Singlenessand the Church takes one of these models and considers the cultural commentary, Christian debate, and a holy guide, a person who lived that way of being single, in order to offer a new perspective on singleness, the church, and what it means to be a single Christian disciple. In Singleness and the Church, Bennett provides a fresh new theology of single life, a starting point for restoring singleness, in all its amazing varieties, to its rightful place in Christian tradition.
Jana Marguerite Bennett is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Dayton. She is also the author of Water is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness and blogs at catholicmoraltheology.com.
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Title:Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 7, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190462620

ISBN - 13:9780190462628

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