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13 October 2023

Explore the historical and cultural evolution of marriage in this episode of Percolating on Faith with host Robin Linkhart and guests Tony and Charmaine Chvala-Smith. Delving into diverse traditions and theological changes, the episode traces the journey of understanding the sacrament of marriage in Christianity. Gain insights into the complex facets of marriage, bridging historical contexts and contemporary questions.

Recommended for further study

Cambridge History of Christianity (6 volume)

Volume 2 was especially helpful in preparing for this episode.

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church entry on matrimony

Bibliography has good text recommendations.

The Sacraments: Symbol, Meaning & Discipleship: 2022 Extract

Available for purchase at Full text (used) available from various sources online.

“Exploring Community of Christ Basic Beliefs Commentary.” Chapter 12: Sacraments.

Available for download.

What Does the Bible Really Say About Marriage?

Available as a PDF.

Intro and Outro music used with permission:
“For Everyone Born,” Community of Christ Sings #285. Music © 2006 Brian Mann, admin. General Board of Global Ministries t/a GBGMusik, 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308.    
“The Trees of the Field,” Community of Christ Sings # 645, Music © 1975 Stuart Dauerman, Lillenas Publishing Company (admin. Music Services).
All music for this episode was performed by Dr. Jan Kraybill, and produced by Chad Godfrey.
NOTE: The series that make up the Project Zion Podcast explore the unique spiritual and theological gifts Community of Christ offers for today’s world. Although Project Zion Podcast is a Ministry of Community of Christ. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those speaking and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Community of Christ.
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