Not Just Good, but Beautiful: The Complementary Relationship between Man and Woman

Not Just Good, but Beautiful: The Complementary Relationship between Man and Woman

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In an unprecedented interreligious conference in November 2014, Pope Francis and four hundred religious leaders and scholars from around the world met in Rome to explore what their diverse faiths teach about marriage and “the complementarity of man and woman.”

This book contains the most representative presentations at that closely followed event, Humanum: An International Interreligious Colloquium, which included Catholic, Evangelical, Anglican, Pentecostal, Eastern Orthodox, Anabaptist, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu delegates. Contributors bring the wisdom of their various faiths and cultures to bear on this timely issue, examining, celebrating, and illustrating the natural union of man and woman in marriage as a universal cornerstone of healthy families, communities and societies.

With broad global representation, Not Just Good, but Beautiful uses fresh language and images to highlight the beauty and benefits of marriage. Contributors do not represent political parties, but speak from their religious, intellectual, and cultural knowledge and experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874866841
Publisher: Plough Publishing House, The
Publication date: 09/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Pope Francis is the leader of the world’s Catholics.
Rick Warren is Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life
N.T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Johann Christoph Arnold is Senior Pastor of the Bruderhof.
Jacqueline C. Rivers is Director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies.
Wael Farouq is President of The Tawasul Cultural Center, Egypt.
Russell D. Moore is President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller is Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Sr. M. Prudence Allen is a philosophy professor and a Religious Sister of Mercy.
Tsui-Ying Sheng is Lecturer of Taoist Life Education at Fu-Jen Catholic University.
Henry B. Eyring is First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dr. Kala Acharya is Director of K.J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Cultural and Research Institute.
Nissho Takeuchi is a Nichiren Buddhist abbot.
Ignacio Ibarzabal is Founder and President of Grupo Solido, Argentina.
Bishop Jean Laffitte is Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why Humanum? Gerhard Müller vii

1 Not Just Good, but Beautiful Pope Francis 1

2 An Opening to the Mystery of God Gerhard Müller 7

3 Seven Key Moments in History A Jewish Perspective Jonathan Sacks 19

4 A Living Witness for Marriage An Anabaptist Perspective Johann Christoph Arnold 33

5 We Exist in Relationship A Muslim Perspective Wael Farouq 41

6 Four Principles of Complementarity A Philosphical Perspective M. Prudence Allen 49

7 Toward a More Perfect Love A Buddhist Perspective Nissho Takeughi 61

8 The Sacramental Reality of Human Love A Catholic Perspective Jean Perspective 69

9 From Genesis to Revelation An Anglican Perspective N. T. Wright 85

10 What Must We Do? An Evangelical Perspective Rick Warren 97

11 Global Education in Love A Millennial Perspective Ignacio Ibarzabal 111

12 Only Half without the Other A Hindu Perspective Kala Acharya 119

13 God Has Brought Us to This Place A Pentecostal Perspective Jacqueline C. Rivers 131

14 The Union of Yin and Yang A Taoist Perspective Tsui-Ying Sheng 139

15 To Become as One A Mormon Perspective Henry B. Byring 145

16 Man, Woman, and the Mystery of Christ A Baptist Perspective Russell D. Moore 153

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