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For our show this week, Dr. Carlin discusses medieval matrimony and its implications for the modern sacrament. He and Doug discuss the changes in the ceremony throughout the years and it’s importance in the public square.

Dr, Carlin did his undergraduate work at Williams, and his graduate work in Fordham. He earned is PhD in Medieval Studies from the Catholic University of America and his specialties include medieval monasticism, sacramental theology and historical theology.

As promised, here is a selected bibliography:

Bethune, Brian. “The Text of the Christian Rite of Marriage in Medieval Spain.” Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto, 1986.

Brooke, Christopher N. L. The Medieval Idea of Marriage. Oxford, 1989.

Brundage, James A. Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Centro italiano di studi sull’alto Medioevo, ed. Il Matrimonio nella società altomedievale: 22-28 aprile 1976. Spoleto: Presso la sede del Centro, 1977.

Molin, Jean-Baptiste and Protais Mutembe. Le rituel du mariage en France du XIIe au XVI siècle. Paris: Beauchesne, 1974.

Reynolds, Philip Lyndon. Marriage in the Western Church: The Christianization of Marriage During the Patristic and Early Medieval Periods. Turnhout: Brill, 2001.

Searle, Mark, and Kenneth W. Stevenson. Documents of the Marriage Liturgy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992.

Sheehan, Michael M. Marriage, Family, and Law in Medieval Europe: Collected Studies, ed. James K. Farge. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1996.

Stevenson, Kenneth W. Nuptial Blessing: A Study of Christian Marriage Rites. Alcuin Club Collection 64. London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 1982.

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