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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 perspectives< br> on 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 its< br> historical 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 third< br> edition 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 a< br> detailed 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 perspectives on 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 its historical 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 third edition 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 a detailed 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.

Table of Contents

* New to this edition

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One: Marriage in Historical Perspective

1. Marriage in the Bible, Michael G. Lawler

2. The Primitive Christian Understanding of Marriage, Theodore Mackin, S.J.

3. Marriage: A Historical Survey, Joseph Martos

Part Two: Contemporary Perspectives on the Theology of Marriage

4. Christian Marriage: Basic Sacrament, Bernard Cooke

* 5. "Nuptial Pentecost": Theological Reflections on the Presence and Action of the Holy Spirit in Christian Marriage, Julie McCarty

Part Three: Marriage: Meanings and Transitions

6. Marriage versus Living Together, Jo McGowan

7. Marriage Preparation and Cohabiting Couples: Information Report, NCCB Marriage and Family Committee

* 8. Cohabitation and Marriage as a Life-Process, Kieran Scott

9. The Meaning of Marriage, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

* 10. The Meaning of Marriage: Of Two Minds, Edward C. Vacek

* 11. Same-Sex Marriage: Threat or Aspiration?, Stephen J. Pope

* 12. Marriage Becomes a Journey, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

Part Four: Attitudes toward Sexuality

* 13. Sex Matters: The Riches of the Catholic Sexual Tradition, Sidney Callahan

14. A Revolution's Broken Promises, Peter Marin

15. Passionate Attachments in the West in Historical Perspective, Lawrence Stone

16. Four Mischievous Theories of Sex: Demonic, Divine, Casual, and Nuisance, William F. May

17. The Neglected Heart: The Emotional Dangers of Premature Sexual Involvement, Thomas Lickona

* 18. Sex, Time, and Meaning: A Theology of Dating, Jason King and Donna Freitas

19. Beyond Romance to Human Love, Robert A. Johnson

20. The Transmission of Life, Pope John Paul II

Part Five: Communication, Conflict, and Change

* 21. How People Change, Allen Wheelis

22. "Put Down That Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk, Deborah Tannen

23. Communication and Conflict, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

24. Communication, Thomas N. Hart and Kathleen Fischer Hart

25. The Battered Woman: Myths and Reality, Lenore E. Walker

26. Men Who Make Women Want to Scream, Connell Cowan and Melvin Kinder

* 27. Going to the Therapist En Route to the Altar, Zoë Wolff

* Part Six: Issues Impacting Marriage

* 28. Watching New Love as it Sears the Brain, Benedict Carey

* 29. You're Getting Married: The Wal-Martization of the Bridal Business, Rebecca Mead

* 30. Money, Marriage, and Making a Future: The Letter to Emily, Michael Warren

Part Seven: Commitment, Divorce, and Annulment

31. What God Has Joined Together. . ., Bernard Cooke

32. The Meaning of Commitment, Margaret Farley

33. Annulment: The Process and Its Meaning, Patrick R. Lagges

34. Remarried Catholics: Searching for Church Belonging, James J. Young

* 35. Divorce and Remarriage in the Catholic Church: Ten Theses, Michael G. Lawler

36. Children after Divorce: Wounds That Don't Heal, Judith S. Wallerstein

Part Eight: Spirituality of Marriage

37. Spirituality and Lifestyle, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead

* 38. Faithful Becoming: Forming Families in the Art of Paradoxical Living in a Fragmented and Pluralistic World, Herbert Anderson

Part Nine: Religious Traditions: Perspectives on Marriage

39. Marriage in the Jewish Tradition, Blu Greenberg

40. The Protestant View of Marriage, Wilson Yates

41. Marriage in Islam, Lois Lamya Ibsen al Faruqi

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195313468
Author:
Scott, Kieran
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Warren, Michael
Author:
null, Kieran
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Warren, Michael
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Practice
Subject:
Sexuality & Gender Studies
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Theology Theology
Subject:
Theology | Symbol, Ritual
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Theology
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Symbol, Ritual and Practice
Subject:
Catholic Church--Doctrines
Subject:
Marriage -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Theology
Subject:
Religion Miscellaneous-Sexuality and Gender Studies
Subject:
Religion World-Sexuality and Gender Studies
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
frontispiece, 138 color and 7 b/w illus.
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.4 x 9.2 x 1 in 1.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 perspectives on 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 its historical 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 third edition 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 a detailed 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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