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Marriage - Institution and Sacrament
(12,905 words)

Part of Marriage:

1. Institution and Sacrament

2. Parents

3. Family

A. Sociology and History of Religion

1. Sociologically speaking, marriage is a sexual fellowship, the structure of which varies considerably according to general social conditions. Modern fieldwork in anthropology rebuts 19th-century evolutionary theories (especially that of Morgan) to the effect that marri…

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Waldemar Molinski, “Marriage - Institution and Sacrament”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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