Fissures First: The Liminality of Marriage and Sociocultural Change

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/2104/10218
Author(s):
Jones, Joshua
Tags:
Church History
thesis / dissertation description
The following thesis argues against the contemporary verbiage of the “traditionality” of marriage. It argues that marriage, like other sociocultural constructs, exists in a state of consistent liminality: its very substance and meaning constantly changing with the times and people who impart to it such meaning. A primary mechanism used to prove this is a case study involving the marital trends of the Scottish Reformation, and how the Knoxian reformers demonstrated the intrinsic liminality of marriage by changing it through polity and ecclesial reform.