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eBook The Book of Marriage: The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions (Religion, Marriage, and Family) ePub

by Dana MacK,David Blankenhorn,Carrie Meback Mack

eBook The Book of Marriage: The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions (Religion, Marriage, and Family) ePub
Author: Dana MacK,David Blankenhorn,Carrie Meback Mack
Language: English
ISBN: 0802838960
ISBN13: 978-0802838964
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co; NEW HARDOUND edition (March 1, 2001)
Pages: 620
Category: Relationships
Subcategory: Self-Help
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 339
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ePub file: 1336 kb
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Dana Mack is the author of The Assault on Parenthood: How Our Culture Undermines the Family (Simon & Schuster, 1997), newly released in paperback from Encounter Books

Dana Mack is the author of The Assault on Parenthood: How Our Culture Undermines the Family (Simon & Schuster, 1997), newly released in paperback from Encounter Books. Trained as a classical pianist, Mack received her .

The Book of Marriage book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Book of Marriage: The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. To date there has been no single comprehensive book of source readings on marriage and family life. Couples spend an enormous amount of time and energy planning for the. The Book of Marriage: The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions. Assembled with the aid of noted scholars from various fields, this volume treats marriage as more than just a relationship - as an institution, a vocation, and a source of great spiritual and emotional rewards.

Dana Mack and David Blankenhorn intend The Book of Marriage to provide an alternative to inadequate college-level textbooks and literature which, they say, are intellectually weak, noncommittal on the value.

Dana Mack and David Blankenhorn intend The Book of Marriage to provide an alternative to inadequate college-level textbooks and literature which, they say, are intellectually weak, noncommittal on the value of marriage in contemporary society, and rarely address marriage in its cultural, historical, and spiritual dimensions. By drawing on readings from a wide range of world literature and thought, they hope to convey a sense of the great historical, social, and cultural import of marriage and want their readers to come away from the book understanding that in marrying, are doing something really big.

The Book of Marriage. The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions. Dana Mack David Blankenhorn. PAPERBACK; Published: 10/12/2007. Throughout the ages, poets, philosophers, theologians, and novelists have penned beautiful and illuminating words about marriage.

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The ten sections address such questions as why get married at all, what are couples promising, and can love last a lifetime. First Things contributor Molly Finn noted, however, that this volume does not provide answers.

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Family & Relationships Self-Help Books. Marriage & Long-Term Relationships. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Couples spend an enormous amount of time and energy planning for the perfect wedding. But what about planning for the perfect marriage? In these times of rampant divorce and "relationship" crises, it makes sense to think seriously about the many challenge.

Marriage and family are key structures in most societies . The question of what constitutes a family is a prime area of debate in family sociology, as well as in politics and religion. Social conservatives tend to define the family in terms of structure with each family member filling a certain role (like father, mother, or child).

Couples spend an enormous amount of time and energy planning for the perfect wedding. But what about planning for the perfect marriage? In these times of rampant divorce and “relationship” crises, it makes sense to think seriously about the many challenges of married life that loom so large today.

The Book of Marriage offers a treasury of marital wisdom from across the ages. Intellectually engaging, morally responsible, and ideologically balanced, this anthology gathers some of the deepest, wittiest, and most edifying perspectives on the big questions of married life: Why get married at all? Can love last a lifetime? How do we handle money? Who’s the boss? What about children? Conflict? Growing old? Illness and death? There is even a chapter on divorce — one calculated to save a few marriages.

To date there has been no single comprehensive book of source readings on marriage and family life. Assembled with the aid of noted scholars from various fields, this volume treats marriage as more than just a relationship — as an institution, a vocation, and a source of great spiritual and emotional rewards. Each chapter introduces a different quandary of marriage and then culls the best from ancient and modern writings on the theme. The compendium of cultural wisdom on marriage ranges from the Bible and Eastern wisdom to Aristotle, St. Augustine, Maimonides, and Judith Wallerstein; from Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Jane Austen to Edward Albee, Gabriel García Márquez, and Bill Cosby.

An important resource for young adults, college students, engaged and married couples, educators, marriage counselors, therapists, pastors, and other family professionals, The Book of Marriage celebrates the diversity and essential humanity of the marital experience in a way that is accessible, entertaining, and eminently useful.

krot
I was forced to buy this for my college class and I thought it was a horrible "textbook". It pretty much doomed us all to Hades if we didn't stay married. It didn't explore the different types of marriage at all. It was very tunnel-visioned. I hated that it was required reading.

Boo.
Samugul
What's so special about marriage? All relationships are of equal value. Marriage is an outdated and unnecessary institution. These and other objections to marriage are commonly heard today. Indeed, in a culture where history is devalued and morality is mocked, marriage, like so many other great traditions, is seen as passe. But marriage is not so easily disposed of. In fact, marriage is much more of a universal and long-standing tradition than many might expect. Marriage has been the norm of most cultures though-out most of human history.
It is in response to our historical and intellectual myopia that this book is written. Dane Mack and David Blankenhorn have assembled in one volume some of the most profound, most witty, and most incisive comments on marriage available. Poet and philosophers, theologians and historians, sociologists and playwrights - all are found in this anthology of writings on the beauty and wonder, the joys and frustrations, of this much maligned institution.
Short pithy articles come from a wide range of sources: the Koran and the Bible, Aristotle and Erasmus, Homer and Chaucer, Milton and Kafka, George Bernard Shaw and Viktor Frankl, Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther. The breadth of diversity and the wide coverage of disciplines does not spoil the unity of this book. Marriage, warts and all, is given a new and invigorating appraisal.
The Book of Marriage is a welcome antidote to the scepticism and criticism marriage has taken over recent years. It inspires and challenges, as well as informs and motivates. If you want one book to encourage you in your marriage, to give as a gift, or to simply enjoy in whatever state you find yourself in, this is it.
Gravelblade
Todays high school and college textbooks address the concept of marriage as if this most precious and natural of all relationships between a man and a woman is now a relic, a trap, an alternative lifestyle, or something to be avoided in a post-modern world centered on self-fulfillment and utter individual independence since our "modern" philosophy must be "if it feels good, just do it".
David Blankenhorn for more than a decade has studied and often spoken at national conferences about today's national tragedy to avert, undermine, destroy and discourage marriage. As President of the Institute for American Values ([...] he plus most nationally prominent and concerned sociologists, psychologists, family researchers and public policy analysts have studied and analyzed root causes and outcomes within our nation that have compromised us as a healthy and enduring culture.
Bursting on the scene in Atlantic Monthly (April 93) with the landmark essay "Dan Quayle Was Right", fellow researcher Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, first exposed stunning root causes. Years later, Maggie Gallagher extended the analysis in her remarkable book "The Abolition of Marriage - How We Destroy Lasting Love".
Thus began David's quest for corrective action by exploring drivers and new means to address an intergenerational crisis on the verge of spiraling out of control, since the alternative to no action and fresh insights would be the very death of marriage.
IAV identified the purposeful sad state of marriage education and marriage textbooks as being a major contributor. Analysis of existing textbooks on marriage raises serious questions about the political and social agenda publishers pursue for the sake of political correctness.
Poor textbooks for marriage education, coupled with a mass media and press openly hostile and dismissive towards most people who choose or are committed to marriage has bred serious antagonism and low expectations towards this most natural of all relationships.
The Book of Marriage is a new and bright beacon in a dark night. The editors gather some of the deepest, wittiest, and most edifying perspectives on the big questions of married life. Each chapter in this morally rich, ideologically balanced anthology introduces a different quandary of marriage, and then culls the best from ancient and modern writing on the theme.
Thus it provides youth and adults with positive information, much hope and solid guidance for having a successful marriage. More than a textbook, it is a stunning book of honest history, insights and antidotes, offering wisdom and hope, while celebrating the diversity and essential humanity of the marriage experience. This is a roadmap for everyone serious about teaching marriage education, seeking instruction for a lasting marriage, or growing through love and devotion in a durable living marriage. Eminently useful, The Book of Marriage is also entertaining. How wonderfully are connected the thoughts of Leo Tolstoy to John Milton, Bertrand Russell with Martin Luther, to the views of Franz Kafka and Euripides, with wisdom from The Qur'an, Holy Bible and William Shakespeare on marriage.
Dana Mack and David Blankenhorn draw upon secular and faith based lessons from history while adding their fresh words of wisdom to revive mankinds enduring notion that marriage is not only healthy for most all adults as a way of life, but it is the very best way we can raise our children, and then joyfully grow old together in an enduring nation.
Such is the truth about marriage.
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