Book Review of E. Christian Brugger’s ‘The Indissolubility of Marriage & the Council of Trent’
Book Review of E. Christian Brugger’s ‘The Indissolubility of Marriage & the Council of Trent’admin2020-03-12T10:04:36+00:00
Published in the Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 49, no.4, 2018
In this book, E. Christian Brugger settles a question that might at first seem pertinent only to a narrow group of scholars, but which, in fact, has far-reaching significance: did canon 7 of the Council of Trent intend to teach that divorcees could licitly remarry if their first marriage ended because of adultery? Or rather, is the Catholic teaching that consummated marriages are indissoluble an immutable dogma of faith, or a matter of discipline that could be changed?…
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