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The book of marriage : the wisest answers to the toughest questions

Author: Dana Mack; David Blankenhorn
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., ©2001.
Series: Religion, marriage, and family series.
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Each chapter in this superb anthology introduces a different dilemma of marital life, and then offers the best historical writings on the theme. The selections were chosen not only for their wisdom  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Mack; David Blankenhorn
ISBN: 0802838960 9780802838964
OCLC Number: 45284665
Description: xvi, 620 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What is marriage? An exploration / Don Browning --
Why get married at all?: From The future of marriage in western civilization / Edward Westermarck --
Genesis 1-4 --
The man with no family to take leave of / Tu Fu --
The seven benedictions of Jewish marriage --
"The fifth day," from The decameron / Giovanni Boccaccio --
The judgment / Franz Kafka --
What are we promising?: I Corinthians 7:1-39 --
The good of marriage / St. Augustine --
From the Summa Theologica / St. Thomas Aquinas --
The wedding ceremony from the Book of common prayer --
"Marriage," from The colloquies / Desiderius Erasmus. "An iron net," from the Hindu Mahabharata / William Buck --
From On modern marriage and other observations / Isak Dinesen --
Can love last a lifetime?: "The great rooted bed," Book 23 in The Odyssey / Homer --
Cupid and Psyche / Apuleius --
"Izutsu / Zeami Motokiyo --
Othello, act III, scene III / William Shakespeare --
From The mystery of love and marriage: a study in the theology of sexual relation / Derrick Sherwin Bailey --
From The good marriage: how and why love lasts / Judith Wallerstein --
Should I marry one of my own?: From Medea / Euripides --
Judges 14-15 --
The book of Ruth. The thirteenth night / Higuchi Ichiyo --
From Love / Elizabeth von Arnim --
"A Jew discovered," from The color of water: a black man's tribute to his white mother / James McBride --
How do we handle money?: From Politics / Aristotle --
Proverbs 31 --
Beginning of Spring--a stroll with my wife / Hsu Chun Ch'ien --
From Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen --
From Paradise lost / John Milton --
Marriage / Bronislaw Malinowski --
Who's the head of the family?: Ephesians 5:22-33 --
"The wife of Bath," from The canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer --
The man makes and the woman takes / an African-American folktale. The taming of the shrew, act III, scene II; act IV, scenes I and II / William Shakespeare --
From On the subjection of women / John Stuart Mill --
From Getting married / George Bernard Shaw --
Gender politics: love and power in the private and public spheres / Francesca M. Cancian --
What about children?: Genesis 17-18:15; 22:1-19 --
Psalms 127:3-5; 128 --
The forsaken wife / Ts'ao Chih --
The estate of marriage / Martin Luther --
From Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy --
From To the lighthouse / Virginia Woolf. What about when we fight?: For better, for worse / Joseph E. Kerns --
On questions of marriage and sex: to Stephen Roth / Martin Luther --
From Daniel Deronda / George Eliot --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? act I / Edward Albee --
Your beloved foe / Bill Cosby --
From The seven principles for making marriage work / John Gottman --
What about divorce?: Deuteronomy 24:1-5 --
Matthew 19:1-11; Mark 10:2-12 --
"Salvation," Book four of the Summa contra gentiles / St. Thomas Aquinas --
From De regno christi / Martin Bucer --
The Qur'an 2:223-42; 4:35 --
From The code of maimonides. Two anonymous Chinese reflections on divorce --
From Two treatises on government / John Locke --
Divorce / Bertrand Russell --
From The unexpected legacy of divorce / Judith Wallerstein --
Will we grow old together?: From Love and other infectious diseases / Molly Haskell --
"The voices of our informants," from Vital involvement in old age / Erik Erikson and others --
Elegy for Iris / John Bayley --
From Love in the time of cholera / Gabriel Garcia Marquez --
From Alcestis / Euripides --
From Man's search for meaning / Viktor Frankl.
Series Title: Religion, marriage, and family series.
Responsibility: edited by Dana Mack & David Blankenhorn.

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