Philosophy

More Resources for Understanding and Discussing the Marriage Decision

Author Amy K. Hall Published on 06/26/2015

Tom Gilson of Ratio Christi has gathered together “Top Christian Resources on the Marriage Debate (Books, Articles, Videos, Podcasts on Gay Marriage/Same-Sex Marriage).” Take a look and spread the word.

The decision itself and the four dissenting opinions are a lot to get through, so here are a few short cuts for you:

One more recommendation: I’ve been reading Anthony Esolen’s book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity. It’s very good, and probably unlike anything you’ve seen. While the excellent What Is Marriage? appeals to the logical “left brain,” Esolen’s Defending Marriage approaches the subject from the other side, using primarily literary imagery to reveal goodness, truth, and beauty in his attempt to restore the vision of marriage that we’ve lost.

As I’ve read the bits of literature and poetry he uses to paint the glorious picture of marriage as it’s meant to be, I’ve been moved to tears. I hadn’t realized how desensitized I’ve become to what we’ve done to marriage over the last sixty years. Seeing the stark contrast between the ancient Christian view of marriage and today’s common view is startling. It will grieve you. Read this book, and you will long to be part of restoring it.