For Better, For Worse

The Ethics of Divorce after Marriage Equality

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Natalie E. Williams
  • London: 
    Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
    , December
     140 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


For Better, For Worse discusses the shame narratives tied to divorce, rooted in Christian theologies of marriage and US political landscapes of marriage rights and regulation. Using interdisciplinary methods, Natalie E. Williams investigates the current conflict between social practices that normalize divorce and religious and political rhetorical narratives that continue to shame those who divorce. Williams's work seeks to understand current attitudes and policies related to divorce and to shape Christian ethical responses that resist the use of shame, relying instead on commitments to truth-telling and a cultivation of “shamelessness” to support flourishing across a spectrum of family forms.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Natalie E. Williams teaches religion at Saint Peter’s Preparatory School.



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