Perspectives On Marriage: A Reader

Paperback | October 26, 2006

EditorKieran Scott, Michael Warren

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Thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, Perspectives on Marriage is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary anthology ideal for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage. This edition features thirteen new articles and incorporates the best of contemporary perspectiveson marriage and sexuality. The selections represent a wide range of approaches, from the historical and canonical to the sociological, psychological, and ministerial. Striking a balance between solid theological material and stimulating readings on today's issues, the volume explores marriage in itshistorical context; current views on the theology of marriage; the meanings and transitions of marriage; attitudes toward sexuality; communication, conflict, and change; commitment, divorce, and annulment; the spirituality of marriage; and various religious perspectives on marriage. The thirdedition includes a new section on issues that affect marriage--such as the commercialization of marriage and the financial stresses accompanying marriage--as well as new selections on such topics as same-sex marriage, cohabitation, the theology of dating, and counseling. Each essay is enhanced by adetailed editors' introduction and by helpful discussion questions. Rich, provocative, and challenging, Perspectives on Marriage, Third Edition, is the most extensive and up-to-date reader of its kind.

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Thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, Perspectives on Marriage is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary anthology ideal for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage. This edition features thirteen new articles and incorporates the best of contemporary perspectiveson marriage and sexuality. The selections rep...

Kieran Scott is at Fordham University. Michael Warren is at St. John's University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.42 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:October 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195313468

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* New to this editionAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart One: Marriage in Historical Perspective1. Michael G. Lawler: Marriage in the Bible2. Theodore Mackin, S.J.: The Primitive Christian Understanding of Marriage3. Joseph Martos: Marriage: A Historical SurveyPart Two: Contemporary Perspectives on the Theology of Marriage4. Bernard Cooke: Christian Marriage: Basic Sacrament* 5. Julie McCarty: "Nuptial Pentecost": Theological Reflections on the Presence and Action of the Holy Spirit in Christian MarriagePart Three: Marriage: Meanings and Transitions6. Jo McGowan: Marriage versus Living Together7. NCCB Marriage and Family Committee: Marriage Preparation and Cohabiting Couples: Information Report* 8. Kieran Scott: Cohabitation and Marriage as a Life-Process9. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead: The Meaning of Marriage* 10. Edward C. Vacek: The Meaning of Marriage: Of Two Minds* 11. Stephen J. Pope: Same-Sex Marriage: Threat or Aspiration?* 12. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead: Marriage Becomes a JourneyPart Four: Attitudes toward Sexuality* 13. Sidney Callahan: Sex Matters: The Riches of the Catholic Sexual Tradition14. Peter Marin: A Revolution's Broken Promises15. Lawrence Stone: Passionate Attachments in the West in Historical Perspective16. William F. May: Four Mischievous Theories of Sex: Demonic, Divine, Casual, and Nuisance17. Thomas Lickona: The Neglected Heart: The Emotional Dangers of Premature Sexual Involvement* 18. Jason King and Donna Freitas: Sex, Time, and Meaning: A Theology of Dating19. Robert A. Johnson: Beyond Romance to Human Love20. Pope John Paul II: The Transmission of LifePart Five: Communication, Conflict, and Change* 21. Allen Wheelis: How People Change22. Deborah Tannen: "Put Down That Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk23. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead: Communication and Conflict24. Thomas N. Hart and Kathleen Fischer Hart: Communication25. Lenore E. Walker: The Battered Woman: Myths and Reality26. Connell Cowan and Melvin Kinder: Men Who Make Women Want to Scream* 27. Zoe Wolff: Going to the Therapist En Route to the Altar* Part Six: Issues Impacting Marriage* 28. Benedict Carey: Watching New Love as it Sears the Brain* 29. Rebecca Mead: You're Getting Married: The Wal-Martization of the Bridal Business* 30. Michael Warren: Money, Marriage, and Making a Future: The Letter to EmilyPart Seven: Commitment, Divorce, and Annulment31. Bernard Cooke: What God Has Joined Together. . .32. Margaret Farley: The Meaning of Commitment33. Patrick R. Lagges: Annulment: The Process and Its Meaning34. James J. Young: Remarried Catholics: Searching for Church Belonging* 35. Michael G. Lawler: Divorce and Remarriage in the Catholic Church: Ten Theses36. Judith S. Wallerstein: Children after Divorce: Wounds That Don't HealPart Eight: Spirituality of Marriage37. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead: Spirituality and Lifestyle* 38. Herbert Anderson: Faithful Becoming: Forming Families in the Art of Paradoxical Living in a Fragmented and Pluralistic WorldPart Nine: Religious Traditions: Perspectives on Marriage39. Blu Greenberg: Marriage in the Jewish Tradition40. Wilson Yates: The Protestant View of Marriage41. Lois Lamya Ibsen al Faruqi: Marriage in Islam

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"A superb collection of readings that offers students a good background and thoughtful challenges."-Kathy Finley, Gonzaga University