Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying by University of Notre Dame Press (Paperback, 2000)
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- DescriptionDespite current concerns for family values and the dissolution of marriages, Amy A. and Leon R. Kass see very little attention being paid to what makes for marital success. They argue there are longer socially prescribed forms of conduct that help guide young men and women in the direction of matrimony; the very concepts of wooing and courting seem archaic. Yet they see major discontent with the present situation and detect among their students certain longings - for friendship, for wholeness, for a life that is serious and deep, and for associations that are trustworthy and lasting - longings they do t realize could be largely satisfied by marrying well. Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Courting and Marrying is an anthology of source readings offered as a response to the contemporary cultural silence surrounding love that leads to marriage. It addresses important questions that emerge t from theory, but from practice: Why marry? Is this love? How can I find and win the right one to marry? What about sex? Why a wedding and the promises of marriage? What can married life be like? Using readings taken mainly from classic texts of Homer, Herodotus, Plato, Aquinas, Erasmus, Shakespeare, Rousseau, Austen, Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, Miss Manners and many others, this collection challenges our unexamined opinions, expands our sympathies, elevates our gaze, and introduces us to possibilities open to human beings in everyday life that may be undreamt of in our current philosophizing. This unapologetically pro-marriage anthology is intended to help young people of marriageable age and their parents think about the meaning, purpose and virtues of marriage and, especially, about selecting a suitable spouse.
- Author BiographyAmy A. Kass (1940-2015) was an American academic and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Kass spent most of her career as a professor of classic texts in the College at the University of Chicago. Her scholarly interests included courtship and marriage, civic engagement, citizenship and citizen formation, and philanthropy. She is the author of American Lives: Cultural Differences, Individual Distinction. Leon R. Kass is Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and Madden-Jewett Chair at the American Enterprise Institute. He was chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2002 to 2005. He is the author of The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature and, with James Q. Wilson, The Ethics of Human Cloning.
- PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press
- Date of Publication28/02/2000
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleEthics of Everyday Life S.
- Place of PublicationNotre Dame IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Notre Dame Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight916 g
- Width158 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Edited byAmy A. Kass,Leon R. Kass
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