Long time blog-friend Deep Strength has been exploring the idea of some kind of Treatise on Marriage/Patriarchy:
I don’t see a need to “defend” Patriarchy as it is an inherently good system as it was created and affirmed by God throughout the Scriptures. Hence, the term treatise. However, it seems that a “defense” is needed because most Christians are entrenched unknowingly in the Necropolis (e.g. formerly churchianity) and are convinced by secular culture that Patriarchy is an evil system.
He then explores the different collections that need to be made for this project:
Compilation of the Scriptures on God’s structure of authority marriage.
Writings and commentary on the structure of marriage with sound logical defense.
Examples of Christian organizational structures going off the mark on marriage. CBMW is obviously one of them.
I would like to help him out with this project, at least as to part 2. I know a number of the Church Fathers and Saints have written on this subject, in some cases extensively. So what I hope to do is create a list of various early writings on marriage/patriarchy, and more specifically the structure of marriage. I would like to collect them here on this post.
So I am asking my readers for help. If any of you know of such writings/commentaries, please mention them in the comments and provide a link as well. I will probably collate them by author, and perhaps by date as well (if possible).