Prophetic Symbol: The Sacrament of Marriage in the Theology of Michael G. Lawler
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
George S. Worgul
James P. Hanigan
sacramental theology, theology of marriage
This dissertation offers an analysis and critique of Michael G. Lawler's theology of marriage. It begins with a brief overview of Lawler's life and theological influences. Next, Lawler's sacramental theology and theology of marriage are analyzed in detail. Finally, the dissertation explores three issues raised by Lawler that have a particular significance for the contemporary church. These are cohabitation before marriage, divorce and remarriage, and the role of Christian faith for sacramental marriage. Following the description of Lawler's contribution regarding each of these three issues is an analysis and critique of his work.
Woodard, R. (2006). Prophetic Symbol: The Sacrament of Marriage in the Theology of Michael G. Lawler (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1645