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Marriage Ceremonies
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I. History of Religion – II. Church History – III. Practical Theology – IV. Liturgics – V. Law – VI. Orthodox Church – VII. Judaism – VIII. Islam

I. History of Religion

In Christendom marriage was considered a secular act until well into the Middle Ages, before it was declared a sacrament in 1184. Many religions view marriage as a religious duty, and nuptial rites (Rites of passage;…

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Idelberger, Petra, Grethlein, Christian, Hofhansl, Ernst W., Steck, Wolfgang, Winter, Jörg, Plank, Peter, Börner-Klein, Dagmar and Krawietz, Birgit, “Marriage Ceremonies”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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