Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying

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Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar 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 not 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?. "This unapologetically pro-marriage anthology is intended to help young people of marriageable age and their ...
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Overview

Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar 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 not 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?. "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 finding the right person with whom to make a life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268019600
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Ethics of Everyday Life Series
  • Pages: 630
  • Sales rank: 918,965
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A Where Are We Now? Assessing Our Situation 23
From Front Porch to Back Seat 27
"Passionate Attachments in the West in Historical Perspective" 38
"Relationships" 45
"I Do?" 77
B Why Marry? Defenses of Matrimony 81
"This is the Question" 84
"Of the Marriage Goods" 86
"A Praise of Marriage" 92
"Of Marriage and Single Life" 107
Pride and Prejudice: For Love or Money? 109
"Some Reflections on Marriage" 120
"Monogamy and Its Discontents" 125
"Men and Women - Can We Be Friends?" 140
"Speaking Personally" 150
"The Annunciation" 152
C What About Sex? Man, Woman, and Sexuality 155
The Coupling of Ares and Aphrodite 159
2:4-4:2: The Anthropology of Sex 163
Emile: Sexual Complementarity 167
The Story of Candaules and Gyges 175
On Shame and Love 177
"Comment on the Social Psychology of Shame" 179
"Four Mischievous Theories of Sex" 189
D Is This Love? Eros and Its Aims 203
"The Word Love" 206
Symposium: Aristophanes' Speech on Eros 215
Symposium: Socrates' Speech on Eros 220
The Song of Songs 232
"The Tristan Myth" 244
Romeo and Juliet 255
Emile: Educating for Love 268
Sonnets 18, 115, and 116 280
Letters on Love 282
"Eros" 288
E How Can I Find and Win the Right One? Courtship 303
Miss Manners' Advice on Courtship 306
24: Finding a Wife for Isaac 313
29-31: Jacob Finds a Wife 317
"The Engagement: A Story" 324
The People of the Sierra 342
"Courtship": A Colloquy 353
The Tempest 365
As You Like It 375
"Reflections on Courtship and Marriage" 406
"The Elysian Fields" 419
Emile: The Courtship of Emile and Sophie 421
War and Peace: The Courtship of Pierre and Helene 454
Anna Karenina: Levin's Proposal to Kitty 466
Pride and Prejudice: The Courtship of Darcy and Elizabeth 470
F Why A Wedding? The Promises of Marriage 501
"The Covenant of Marriage" 504
Marriage Vows and Blessings 508
"Active Love, or Keeping Faith" 528
The Marriage Name 538
G What Can Married Life Be Like? The Blessings of Married Life 545
The Reunion of Penelope and Odysseus 547
The Friendship of Husband and Wife 558
Childless Love 560
"The Married Man: Reservist of the Line" 562
Letter to Sarah 564
Democracy in America: Marriage and Mores 567
Emile: Married Lovers 579
Lasting Love 586
Bed and Board: Liturgies of Home 594
War and Peace, First Epilogue: Parents and Children 613
"The Master Speed" 630
Acknowledgments 632
Sources and Credits 633
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