Written by noted Catholic philosopher Michael Novak, the selections in The Myth of Romantic Love and Other Essays highlight the arc of his intellectual career. Collectively demonstrating the fundamental unity of Novakas work, the sixteen essays in this book span a broad range of political, economic, and social topics. The selections offer clarity of thinking for the sake of concrete ends. For example, qThe Myth of Romantic Love, q the chapter from which the title of this work is drawn, sharply distinguishes the qloveq that popular culture portrays from the true Christian vision of love. And qThe Family out of Favorq argues, qif things go well with the family, life is worth living; when the family falters, life falls apart.q Thus, true Christian love manifest in marriage and family life is a greater resource for civilized society than any other institution. Although this collection shows that Novakas viewpoints did evolve over time, he remains a thinker that is clearly rooted in the ancient and medieval Catholic tradition. From his discussions of gender relations, to economics, culture, and politics, his perspective honors the primacy of man and his immediate experience, and thereby ultimately glorifies the Creator. Novakas writing will infuriate some readers, and inspire many othersabut both comrades-in-arms and intellectual opponents will find the clarity and intensity of his writings undeniable.(By the age of 16, two-thirds of all black children had spent some years without a father. ... Love between a husband and wife, discipline in children, virtues of work , effort, risk, and applicationathese now visibly embarrass, as pornographyanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Myth of Romantic Love and Other Essays|
|Publisher||:||Transaction Publishers - 2013-02-20|