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Matrimony: Values And Ritual. An Empirical Study Of The Relation Between Matrimonial Values And Notions About The Form Of Ecclesiastic Marriage Rites

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This article seeks to provide empirical answers to the questions: To what extent do bridal couples subscribe to the four matrimonial values that we identify 2. What are present-day bridal couples' ideas on the form of ecclesiastic marriage rites? 3. To what extent do bridal couples' ideas on the four matrimonial values relate to their notions about the form of ecclesiastic marriage rites? To answer these questions it draws on the research findings of a pilot study in the survey project, Matrimony: a rite of passage". This article reports on our study of the extent to which present-day bridal couples subscribe to traditional Christian matrimonial values, including their notions regarding the form of ecclesiastic marriage rites. The findings of this empirical study indicate that views in regard to values could correlate with views in regard to rites.

Keywords: ecclesiastic marriage rites; empirical study; matrimonial values



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