• An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2006
    Subject(s):
    Law, Religion, History, Families, Milton, John, 1608-1674, Catholic Church, Protestantism
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Marriage, Family, John Milton, Catholicism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/7pgd-ah13
    Abstract:
    This Article argues that modern Anglo-American marriage law was formed out of two traditions -- one rooted in Christianity, a second in the Enlightenment. Each of these traditions has contributed a variety of familiar legal ideas and institutions of modern domestic life, lore, and law -- some overlapping, some conflicting. The overlapping and creatively juxtaposed legal contributions of these two traditions hold the promise of creating a new understanding of marriage that is neither blindly nostalgic about a purported golden of marriage nor naively myopic about the massive social, psychological, and structural costs of the modern revolution of sex, marriage, and family.
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