Introduction / John Witte, Jr., and Joel A. Nichols 1. Jewish marriage : nature, covenant, and contract / David Novak 2. The covenant-contract dialectic in Jewish marriage and divorce law / Michael J. Broyde 3. Marriage as covenant in the Catholic tradition / Michael G. Lawler 4. Covenant marriage : reflections from an Eastern Orthodox perspective / Stanley Samuel Harakas 5. Marriage as covenant in early Protestant thought : its development and implications / James Turner Johnson 6. Covenantal marriage : Protestant views and contemporary life / Max L. Stackhouse 7. The nature of the Islamic marriage : sacramental, covenantal, or contractual? / Azizah Y. al-Hibri 8. Marriage, love, and sexuality in Islam : an overview of genres and themes / Richard C. Martin 9. The modern American covenant marriage movement : its origins and its future / Katherine Shaw Spaht 10. What does covenant mean for relationships? / Margaret F. Brinig and Steven L. Nock 11. The American "covenant marriage" in the conflict of laws / Peter Hay.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-332) and index.