The Family in Its Sociological Aspects

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJames Quayle Dealey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE MARRIAGE TIE AND DIVORCE The influence of democratic and urban tendencies on the family may be well illustrated by noting the modern problem of divorce and the varying forms of marriage in use throughout the United States. Marriage itself is based on mutual consent in the case of adults, supplemented by parental sanction if one or both of the parties are minors. The civil law defines the procedure of marriage, regularly requiring license, registration, and a ceremony performed by a magistrate, or by a clergyman authorized by law, or in whatever other way the law may ordain. No priest or clergyman may perform the marriage ceremony unless authorized by the state, so that a person officiating at a marriage is to that extent a civil officer. This uniform legal basis, however, is not always in full accord with existing theories in respect to the marriage relationship. There are in fact six kinds of marriage existing side by side, some of which involve occasional friction with the civil authorities. These may briefly be explained as follows: (1) The Roman Catholic theory is that marriage is a sacrament, indissoluble and valid only when performed by a priest after the rites determined by the church. (2) The Protestant theory is that marriage is a holy relationship, the sacredness of which should be emphasized by a religious ceremony when authorized by the state, and that the bonds of matrimony, once formed, should be loosened only for reasons based on the teachings of the New Testament. (3) The theory of civil marriage is one authorized by the state, performed by civil magistrates, and dissolved for causes determined by the state. (4) The common-law marriage is that in which cohabitation and a common life as man and wife are the essential steps of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE MARRIAGE TIE AND DIVORCE The influence of democratic and urban tendencies on the family may be well illustrated...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217949819

ISBN - 13:9780217949811

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