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What the Bible Says About Divorce and Remarriage

292F What the Bible Says About Divorce and Remarriage

The Christian Church is divided over the issue of divorce and remarriage.  This polemic has it roots in ancient Judaism.  There were two schools of thought on this topic among the Pharisees.  One position articulated by the school of Shammai held that one could only obtain a divorce on the grounds of sexual immorality.  The school of Hillel believed that a man could divorce his wife for any reason.  The Pharisees ask Jesus in Mark 10 which school did He support.  This course will explore the complexities of the Markan passage and other texts as well as the tradition on this topic.