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Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Jana Marguerite Bennett


Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggests—but they do not. Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness remains an often-overlooked oddity in American culture and in Christian communities. This book examines a variety of forgotten ways of being single: never-married, casual uncommitted relationships, committed unmarried relationships, same-sex attracted singleness, widowhood, divorce, and single parenting. Each chapter focuses on a different way of being single that draws together cultural commentary ... More

Keywords: singleness, cohabitation, casual sex, dating, engaged, widow, divorce, single LGBT, single parent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190462628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jana Marguerite Bennett, author
Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Dayton