Synopses & Reviews
In an unprecedented interreligious conference
in November 2014, Pope Francis and four hundred religious leaders and scholars from around the world met in Rome to explore what their diverse faiths teach about marriage and "the complementarity of man and woman."
This book contains the most representative presentations at that closely followed event, Humanum: An International Interreligious Colloquium, which included Catholic, Evangelical, Anglican, Pentecostal, Eastern Orthodox, Anabaptist, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu delegates. Contributors bring the wisdom of their various faiths and cultures to bear on this timely issue, examining, celebrating, and illustrating the natural union of man and woman in marriage as a universal cornerstone of healthy families, communities and societies.
With broad global representation, Not Just Good, but Beautiful uses fresh language and images to highlight the beauty and benefits of marriage. Contributors do not represent political parties, but speak from their religious, intellectual, and cultural knowledge and experiences.
We stand and speak not with clenched fists or with wringing hands, but with the open hearts of those who have a message and a mission. < b=""> Russell D. Moore <>
You see, truth is still truth, no matter how many people doubt it. I may deny the law of gravity, but it doesn't change gravity. And just because we break God's laws, that does not invalidate them. A lie doesn't become a truth and wrong doesn't become right and evil doesn't become good just because it's popular. < b=""> Rick Warren <>
I pray that this colloquium will be an inspiration to all who seek to support and strengthen the union of man and woman in marriage as a unique, natural, fundamental, and beautiful good for persons, communities, and whole societies. < b=""> Pope Francis <>
About the Author
Pope Francis is the leader of the world's Catholics.Rick Warren is Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven LifeN.T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.Johann Christoph Arnold is Senior Pastor of the Bruderhof.Jacqueline C. Rivers is Director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies.Wael Farouq is President of The Tawasul Cultural Center, Egypt.Russell D. Moore is President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.Cardinal Gerhard Müller is Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.Sr. M. Prudence Allen is a philosophy professor and a Religious Sister of Mercy.Tsui-Ying Sheng is Lecturer of Taoist Life Education at Fu-Jen Catholic University.Henry B. Eyring is First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Dr. Kala Acharya is Director of K.J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Cultural and Research Institute.Nissho Takeuchi is a Nichiren Buddhist abbot.Ignacio Ibarzabal is Founder and President of Grupo Solido, Argentina.Bishop Jean Laffitte is Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family.