Breaking the Marriage Idol

Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms

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Kutter Callaway
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic Press
    , June
     2018.
     278 pages.
     $18.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780830845422.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Andrew Keuer forthcoming.

Description

Should all Christians be married?

Although we might quickly respond "no," our cultural stories and norms—including those in the church—often communicate "yes."

Theologian and husband Kutter Callaway considers why marriage, which is a blessing from God, shouldn't be expected or required of all Christians. Through an examination of Scripture, cultural analysis, and personal accounts, he reflects on how our narratives have limited our understanding of marriage and obscured our view of the life-giving and kingdom-serving roles of single people in the church.

In doing so, Callaway helps the church craft a new story that transforms the way we look at marriage and affirms the contributions of all to the body of Christ.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kutter Callaway is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue and Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience. Prior to teaching at Fuller, Callaway served in pastoral ministry for nearly a decade, focusing primarily on young and emerging adults. He writes for Christianity Today, Fuller's Reel Spirituality website and the Huffington Post.

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