Marriage and Family in Different Cultures Throughout History – A Historical Overview

Authors

  • Frank Hinkelmann President Martin Bucer Seminar, Bonn, Germany

Abstract

The essay provided an introductory overview on the role of marriage and family in different cultures throughout history. The cultures chosen are the Babylonian culture in the second millennium BC, the Egyptian culture during the first millennium BC, the culture of the Greek city states during the sixth and fifth century BC, Jewish culture during the Hebrew Testament times and early Judaism, the culture of the Roman Empire, the culture of Western Europe in medieval times and in modern times. It thus provided an overview of the diversity and complexity of the understanding and practice of the roles of marriage and family in different cultures at different times.

Author Biography

Frank Hinkelmann, President Martin Bucer Seminar, Bonn, Germany

The essay provided an introductory overview on the role of marriage and family in different cultures throughout history. The cultures chosen are the Babylonian culture in the second millennium BC, the Egyptian culture during the first millennium BC, the culture of the Greek city states during the sixth and fifth century BC, Jewish culture during the Hebrew Testament times and early Judaism, the culture of the Roman Empire, the culture of Western Europe in medieval times and in modern times. It thus provided an overview of the diversity and complexity of the understanding and practice of the roles of marriage and family in different cultures at different times. 

Published

2022-07-26

How to Cite

Hinkelmann, F. . (2022). Marriage and Family in Different Cultures Throughout History – A Historical Overview. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 7(1), 145-167. Retrieved from http://scientiamoralitas.com/index.php/sm/article/view/123