Perspectives on Marriage A Reader

ISBN-10: 0195134397
ISBN-13: 9780195134391
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Description: Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, Perspectives on Marriage is an ideal text for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage. The new edition of this multidisciplinary reader features twenty new articles and represents  More...

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Book details

List price: $51.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496

Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, Perspectives on Marriage is an ideal text for courses in the theology and spirituality of marriage. The new edition of this multidisciplinary reader features twenty new articles and represents the best of contemporary perspectives on marriage and sexuality. It is comprehensive and flexibly designed to accommodate a variety of approaches, from the strictly historical and canonical to the sociological, psychological, and ministerial. Striking a balance between solid theological material and stimulating readings on current issues, the essays explore marriage in its historical context; the meanings and transitions of marriage; attitudes toward sexuality; communication, conflict, and change; overcoming stereotypes; divorce and annulment; the spirituality of marriage; and interreligious perspectives on marriage. The volume is enhanced by the editors' introductions and discussion questions. Rich, provocative, and challenging, Perspectives on Marriage, 2/e is the most extensive and up-to-date reader of its kind.

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New to this edition
Introduction
Marriage in Historical Perspective
Marriage in the Bible
The Primitive Christian Understanding of Marriage
Marriage in the Western Churches
Contemporary Perspectives on the Theology of Marriage
Christian Marriage: Basic Sacrament
Models of Marriage: A New Theological Interpretation
Marriage: Meanings and Transitions
Marriage versus Living Together
NCCB Marriage and Family Committee: Marriage Preparation and Cohabiting Couples: Information Report
A Case for Gay Marriage
Evelyn Eaton Whitehead and James D. Whitehead: The Meaning of Marriage
Marriage Becomes a Journey
Attitudes toward Sexuality
Passionate Attachments in the West in Historical Perspective
A Revolution's Broken Promises
Four Mischievous Theories of Sex: Demonic, Divine, Casual, and Nuisance
The Neglected Heart: The Emotional Dangers of Premature Sexual Involvement
Beyond Romance to Human Love
Where Are We?: Seven Sinful Problems and Seven Virtuous Possibilities
The Argument for Unlimited Procreative Liberty: A Feminist Critique
Pope John Paul II: The Transmission of Life
Communication, Conflict, and Change
"Put Down That Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk
Communication and Conflict
Communication
Anger Defused
Domestic Violence: The Long, Sad Silence
The Battered Woman: Myths and Reality
Getting beyond Stereotypes
Western Religion and the Patriarchal Family
Men Who Make Woman Want to Scream
The Integration of Masculine Spirituality
Divorce and Annulment
The Meaning of Commitment
What God Has Joined Together
Changes in the Ethos of Marriage, Faithfulness, and Divorce
Children after Divorce: Wounds That Don't Heal
Annulment: The Process and Its Meaning
Remarried Catholics: Searching for Church Belonging
Spirituality of Marriage
A Spirituality of Resistance for Marriage
Spirituality and Lifestyle
Interreligious Perspectives on Marriage
Marriage in the Jewish Tradition
The Protestant View of Marriage
Marriage in Islam

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