Defending Marriage: 12 Arguments for Sanity  -     By: Anthony M. Esolen
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Defending Marriage: 12 Arguments for Sanity

Saint Benedict Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 186
Vendor: Saint Benedict Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 (inches)
ISBN: 1618906046
ISBN-13: 9781618906045

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Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity is a rousing, compelling defense of traditional, natural marriage.
Here, Anthony Esolen—professor at Providence College and a prolific writer uses moral, theological, and cultural arguments
to defend this holy and ancient institution, bedrock of society—and to illuminate the threats it faces from modern revolutions in law, public policy, and sexual morality.
 
Inside, discover:
 
-          Traditional marriage’s 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 today’s 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 love—and provides the compelling arguments that will return us to sanity, and out of our current morass.
 
 

Author Bio

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 ThingsCatholic World ReportMagnificatThis Rock, and Latin Mass.

Editorial Reviews

"…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

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