Thomas Cranmer on Divorce and Remarriage for Abused Wives

Thomas Cranmer on Divorce and Remarriage for Abused Wives January 31, 2019

Interesting quote from Thomas Cranmer, particularly relevant given debates in the Sydney Anglican Synod last year:

If a man is cruel to his wife and displays excessive harshness of word and of deed toward her … and if he refuses to abandon his cruelty… Then he must be considered his wife’s mortal enemy and a threat to her life … In her peril, recourse must be made to the remedy of divorce, no less than if her life had been openly attacked… it is our will that parties set free in this manner may contract a new marriage, while those convicted of the said crimes be punished either by perpetual exile or imprisonment for life.

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