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The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy

For more than 2,500 years, the Western tradition has embraced monogamous marriage as an essential institution for the flourishing of men and women, parents and... more

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Timothy Jackson here argues that agapic love of God and neighbor is the perilously neglected civil virtue of our time — and that it must be considered even... more

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"Adoption: Legal, Theological, and Ethical Challenges," March 29, 2003 John C. Mayoue, Warner, Mayoue, Bates, Nolen & Collar, P.C.; Stephen G. Post, Case Western Reserve University; Stephen B. Presser, Northwestern University; Ann M. Stanton, Arizona State University
"Affirmative Action: Did the Supreme Court Save It?,"April 11, 2005 Earl Lewis, Emory University Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies
PDF link "Against Utopian Legalism,"October 25, 2007 Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago
    "An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage,"February 7, 2001 John Witte, Jr.
    "Authorizing Marriage? Canon, Tradition, and Critique in the Blessing of Same-sex Unions," March 29, 2003 Mark D. Jordan, Dale Martin, Yale University; Saul Olyan, Brown University; Mary Ann Tolbert, Pacific School of Religion
    "Baltimore City Land Bank: Laying the Foundations,"July 22-23, 2008 Frank S. Alexander
    PDF link "A Basic Human Approach to Happiness" David Steindl-Rast
      "Can and Should Religion Play a Role in the Struggle for Human Rights?,"October 26, 2007 Nicholas P. Wolterstorff
        PDF link "Can We Imagine a Global Civil Religion?,"October 26, 2007 Robert N. Bellah, Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley
          "The Catholic Church and the Death Penalty,"October 8, 2008 Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta
          PDF link "Challenges of Adolescence and Violence,"March 23, 2005 Peter Ash, Robyn L. Fivush
          PDF link "The Challenges of Christian Jurisprudence,"March 8-9, 2005 John Witte, Jr.
          "Children: Will We Ever Get it Right?,"October 27, 2004 Martin E. Marty, William H. Foege, Presidential Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Emory University and fellow and advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
          "Children, Youth and Spirituality in Troubling Times,"May 18, 2006 Susanne Johnson, Southern Methodist University; Jennie Knight, Emory University; Joyce Mercer, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Evelyn Parker, Southern Methodist University; Luther Smith, Emory University; Karen-Marie Yust, Union Theological Seminary
          "Children's Beliefs and Family Law,"October 25, 2007 Margaret F. Brinig, Fritz Duda Family Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
          "Comparative and International Perspectives," October 21, 2005 Martha Albertson Fineman
          "Conference Opening: Happily Ever After?," March 27, 2003 John Witte, Jr.
          PDF link "A Conscripted Prophet's Guesses About the Future of Religious Liberty in America,"October 25, 2007 Douglas Laycock
          "The Context for Legal Authority and Decision Making, Supporting Development at the State Level,"June 29, 2009 Frank S. Alexander
          PDF link "Cosby's Call and Our Response: What the Church and Community Should Do,"February 2, 2005 Robert M. Franklin
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