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Title Torn asunder : children, the myth of the good divorce, and the recovery of origins / edited by Margaret Harper McCarthy.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages) : illustrations.
Series Humanum Pontifical John Paul II Institute series
Humanum Pontifical John Paul II Institute series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Homelessness of divorce / Lisa Lickona -- Tragedy of divorce for children / Paul Sullins -- Biological effects of divorce on children / Vicki Thorn -- Children of divorce : conflicts and healing / Richard P. Fitzgibbons -- Does the shape of families shape faith? : challenging the churches to comfort the impact of family change / Elizabeth Marquardt, Amy Ziettlow, Charles E. Stokes -- Loss of family as the loss of being : divorce as an ontological wound / Andrew Root -- Child as the guardian of being / Antonio López -- United we divide : the convergence of law, politics, theology, and daily life in the production of no-fault divorce / Ryan C. MacPherson -- Untying the knot in the "pursuit of happiness" / M. Maximilia Um -- Love endures all things : the role of forgiveness in marriage / Andrew J. Sodergren -- Sacrifice and happiness : approaching an authentic rherapeutic response to married couples in distress / Margaret R. Laracy -- Hedging one's bets : courting divorce / Margaret Harper McCarthy -- Killed by the dragon : the effects of contraception on courtship and marriage / Gintautas Vaitoska -- To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love : relearning courtship from Jane Austen / Elizabeth Kantor -- As the nation goes, so goes the family : liberal political theory and the decline of marriage / Jeanne Heffernan Schindler -- More than mere will : the grounds of fidelity / Nathan Schlueter.
Summary A timely unsettling of old "settled" questions surrounding divorce. Amid the current nationwide debate over what "marriage" is, this book examines anew the nature and meaning of marriage from the standpoint of what adult children of divorce have actually experienced. Upholding the inextricable link between our personal identity and our origin in a union of two - and, more deeply, in the Fatherhood of God - the contributors to this volume reflect on the damage that divorce does to children, opening up important questions for all of us: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to love and to marry? After decades of talk about the rights of adults to get a divorce and the benefits for children of an amicable split between parents (a so-called "good divorce"), these authors - theologians, philosophers, political scientists, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and cultural critics - effectively unsettle conventional opinion.
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Subject Divorce.
Divorce -- Religious aspects.
Children of divorced parents.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author McCarthy, Margaret Harper, 1962- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Torn asunder. Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017 9780802872050 (DLC) 2015045474 (OCoLC)921165277
ISBN 9781467445344 (electronic bk.)
1467445347 (electronic bk.)