Towards a reform of the Christian understanding of Shona traditional marriages in light of ancient Israelite marriages

  title={Towards a reform of the Christian understanding of Shona traditional marriages in light of ancient Israelite marriages},
  author={Canisius Mwandayi},
As we celebrate 500 years of the great reformist, Martin Luther, among the most memorable and cherished ideas about him were his calls for a return to the Bible as well as reforms in the understanding of marriage. Departing from the traditional sacramental theology of marriage, Luther convincingly argued that since matrimony existed from the beginning of the world, and still continues even among unbelievers, there are no reasons why it should be called a sacrament of the church alone. Tapping… 

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