Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity is a rousing, compelling defense of traditional, natural marriage.
Here, Anthony Esolenprofessor at Providence College and a prolific writer uses moral, theological, and cultural arguments
to defend this holy and ancient institution, bedrock of societyand to illuminate the threats it faces from modern revolutions in law, public policy, and sexual morality.
- Traditional marriages roots in age-old religious, cultural, and natural laws
- Why gay marriage is a metaphysical impossibility
- How acceptance and legal sanction of gay marriage threatens the family
- How the state becomes a religion when it attempts to elevate gay marriage, and enshrine as a civil right all consensual sex
- How divorce and sexual license have brought marriage to the brink
- How todays culture has impoverished and emptied love of its true meaning
In Defending Marriage, Esolen expertly and succinctly identifies the cultural dangers of gay marriage and the Sexual Revolution which paved its way.
He offers a stirring defense of true marriage, the family, culture, and loveand provides the compelling arguments that will return us to sanity, and out of our current morass.
Professor Anthony Esolen holds a Doctorate in Renaissance English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is a Professor of English at Providence College, located in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the translator of the celebrated three-volume Modern Library edition of Dante s Divine Comedy (Random House).
He is a Senior Editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and his articles appear regularly in First Things, Catholic World Report, Magnificat, This Rock, and Latin Mass.
"…a sensible, beautiful book . . . bringing us back to hope, to joy, and to gratitude for the divine gift of marriage."
The Most Reverend James D. Conley, DD, STL, Bishop of Lincoln
"... a profoundly important contribution to the public debate about family, marriage and who we are."
Austin Ruse, President, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
"Defending Marriage is just what is needed to convince doubters and give believers reasons to fight on for traditional marriage, without which our culture may not survive."
Father C. J. McCloskey III, STD, priest of the prelature of Opus Dei and Research Fellow of the Faith and Reason Institute