early church writers (ECW) on Marriage, Adultery, Divorce, Remarriage (MADR)

Steven Avery

Henri Crouzel

Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage In Church History
Steven Wolfgang (1990)

Matthew 1-7: A Continental Commentary (1992)
Ulrich Luz
(add pages) - p. 308

Dr John Rist: Cardinal Kasper’s new approach to the remarried has shaky historical foundations (2014)
John Rist
John Michael Rist (b. 1936)

The Indissolubility of Marriage: Amoris Laetitia in Context (2019)
by Matthew Levering
p. 31 37 55

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Thanks for the two references. (Pollentius and Abrosiaster)
This paper by Henri Crouzel (1918-2003) looks like a very interesting review, Ambrosiaster and Pollentius are mentioned, without adding a modern liberal tinge
Divorce and Remarriage in the Early Church: Some Reflections on Historical Methodology
I had an earlier version of this with a url and Facebook jumped me with a spam concern (first time ever.) The paper is easy to find so I will try this way. Maybe Facebook did not like the domain.
And I am very interested in good references on the topic, especially those that avoid the "well you have to understand the different cultural context" syndrome. Crouzel does a good jobs like issues around some arguments from silence.


Ulrich Luz (1838-2019)
Matthew : 1-7
Summarized by :
The Indissolubility of Marriage: Amoris Laetitia in Context (2019)
Matthew Levering
Shepherd of Hermas Justin, Athenagoras, Clement, Tertullian, Theodoret of Cyrus, Euthymius Zigaabenus, Hilary of Poitiers, Augustine, and Jerome, in addition to the councils of Elvira and Arles and the 12th-century Decretum Gratiani.
counterpont - possibly ok with dissolution
Origen, Pollentius Basil Epiphanius Ambrosiaster
See below, remove Origen
Theodore G. Janiszewski
"Will the average reader have the wherewithal to track down the text Hart mentions in Origen’s Commentary on Matthew about some bishops permitting the divorced to remarry (it’s 14.23), to find that Origen condemns the practice (three times!) as “contrary to the Scriptures”?
David Bentley Hart
"I also never said Origen approved of divorce and remarriage. I said that he reports that many bishops in his time did allow it. "
Letters | Divorce and remarriage in the early church (2019)
Here is part of Ulrich Luz

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