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Marriage, Health, and the Professions

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Offers a perceptive discussion of the relation of religious and secular views of marriage.


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Offers a perceptive discussion of the relation of religious and secular views of marriage.
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Recent studies show that married men and women on average have better health, enjoy more satisfying sex, and accumulate more wealth than single adults do. If this data is true, then what is an ethically responsible way for the professions of law, medicine, therapy, business, and ministry to handle this information?Experts from theology here team up with leading practitioners of the professions covered to bring theological balance to the new secular health view of marriage. Each chapter pursues one of a number of relevant and engaging problems relating to married life. How should the Christian faith deal with arguments that justify marriage on the grounds of improved health and wealth? Can theology appreciate the health claims about marriage but still retain its traditional covenantal and sacramental views? The issue of divorce and its effects on children is a part of the debate as well as deeper considerations of the relation of religion and health.
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Don Browning (Ed)

Don S. Browning" is Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Ethics and the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of "Religious Thought and Modern Psychologies" and "Reviving Christian Humanism: The New Conversation on Spirituality, Theology, and Psychology".

John Wall (Ed)

John Wall is Assistant Professor of Religion at Rutgers University. He is author of numerous articles in religious ethics and co-editor of Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought (2002).ý

William J Doherty (Ed)

William J. Doherty, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota. He has practiced as a marriage and family therapist for over 21 years, and is former president of the National Council on Family Relations. An award-winning teacher and frequent speaker to lay and professional audiences, Dr. Doherty was cited as one of the 10 most innovative therapists in the United States by the "Utne Reader" in 1997. He is author or editor of numerous books, including, most recently, "Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times," ý

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