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Offline Gorazd

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Divorce / remarriage and church fathers
« on: October 18, 2011, 08:54:24 AM »
I am looking for statements by church fathers on that topic. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Divorce / remarriage and church fathers
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 10:22:57 PM »
Bump!

I posted this almost a year ago, and I am still interested in finding information on that topic.

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Re: Divorce / remarriage and church fathers
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 10:27:04 PM »
When you say remarriage do you mean only after divorce, or any second marriages? I ask because I'm sure I've read stuff about 2nd marriages in treatises on widows. As for divorce, I don't know. I'll see if I can dig anything up.
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Re: Divorce / remarriage and church fathers
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 11:07:36 PM »
When you say remarriage do you mean only after divorce, or any second marriages?

Both divorce and other cases. Anything the Fathers wrote, would be great.

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Re: Divorce / remarriage and church fathers
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 01:14:21 PM »
See St Gregory Nazianzus' Oration 37, which presents a detailed argument why second and even third marriage should be allowed, pace the tradition in the Latin Church, which allowed for no remarriage even at that time.
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