New Faculty Book: Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins

Dr. Margaret Harper McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Theological Anthropology, has recently published a new edited collection: Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins.

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This book examines anew the nature and meaning of marriage from the standpoint of what adult children of divorce have actually experienced. After decades of talk about the rights of adults to get a divorce and the benefits for children of an amicable split between parents (a so-called “good divorce”), these authors—theologians, philosophers, political scientists, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and cultural critics—effectively unsettle conventional opinion.

Richard P. Fitzgibbons,  Jeanne Heffernan Schindler, Elizabeth Kantor,  Nathan Schlueter, Margaret R. Laracy,  Andrew J. Sodergren, Lisa Lickona, Antonio López,  Paul Sullins, Ryan C. MacPherson,  Vicki Thorn, Elizabeth Marquardt,  Sr. M. Maximilia Um, Margaret Harper McCarthy,  Gintautas Vaitoska, Andrew Root.

This volume is now available from Eerdmans.