Family, Marriage, and Parenthood

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Maximian it was forbidden, but Constantine allowed an exception in the case of parents who were too poor to bring up their children properly.49In summary, the influence exerted by Christianity on the Roman Empire weakened the Greco-Roman family by encouraging celibacy and by teaching that loyalty to the family, like that to the state, was of less importance than loyalty to Christ and the church; but it strengthened the family upon the plane of personal relationship -- as distinct from that of legal enactment -- by emphasizing the desirability of monogamy and lessening the authority of the father.
SELECTED READINGS
ALBRIGHT W. F., From the Stone Age to Christianity ( Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1940).
BREASTED J. H., The Conquest of Civilization ( New York: Harper, 1926).
BURROWS MILLAR, The Basis of Israelite Marriage ( New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1938).
CALDWELL W. E., The Ancient World ( New York: Rinehart, 1937).
DE W. G. BURGH, The Legacy of the Ancient World ( New York: Macmillan, 1924).
GOODSELL WILLYSTINE, A History of Marriage and the Family ( New York: Macmillan, 1934).
GULICK C. B., The Life of the Ancient Greeks ( New York: Appleton, 1902).
LECKY W. E. H., History of European Morals ( London: Watts, 1924).
MILLER WALTER, Greece and the Greeks ( New York: Macmillan, 1941).
NEUFELD E., Ancient Hebrew Marriage Law ( London: Longmans, 1944)
PEAKE A. S., A Commentary on the Bible ( London: lack, 1924).
POLAND F., REISINGER E., and WAGNER R., The Culture of Ancient Greece and Rome ( London: Harrap, 1926).
SCHMIDT C., The Social Results of Early Christianity ( London: Isbister, 1889).
TROELTSCH ERNST, The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches ( London: Allen and Unwin, 1931).

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION OR REPORTS
1. Discuss the influence of urbanized life upon marriage and the family in the three cultures considered in this chapter.
2. Write an essay on the history of the Greek family.
3. Describe the influence of the spread of the Roman Empire on marriage and the family in Rome.
4. What remnants of the Hebrew, Greco-Roman, and early Christian marriage patterns are to be found in the customs and marriage laws of your state?
5. Compare and contrast marriage and the family in a nomadic North American Indian tribe with that of the desert nomads in the time of Abram and the two generations that succeeded him.
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Abdy and Walker, op. cit., p. 458.

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