Perspectives on Marriage: A Reader

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

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"Excellent source for undergraduate students and other readers interested in marriage issues; readable and straightforward."--Ines A. Murzaku, Seton Hall University

"One of the finest resources on the market. The editors have selected nine of the most important areas of discussion for this topic and the authors are the best in the field."--Dawn M. Nothwehr, Catholic Theological Union

"An excellent collection of essays on the history, meaning, and theology of marriage. Should be required for seminars in theology of marriage and courses in pre-marital/marital counseling. It is also a good recommended text for courses in pastoral theology."--Neil D. Anderson, Asbury College

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

"Revised edition is excellent."--Dolores Henchy, Felician College

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