"... an important contribution to the recovery of the family's meaning. [Yenor] argues convincingly that the framework provided by modern political thought does not provide sufficient means for our doing so."―Perspectives on Political Science
"Wonderful! This is an amazing achievement, blending sociological expertise, theological savvy, and profound spiritual sensitivities."―Richard J. Mouw, President and Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Scott Yenor's book...tackles an incredibly ambitious task in its aim to understand marriage in political thought over the last several centuries."―Alison Lefkovitz, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences Online
"If an author is to be credited for wading into hotly contested waters with interpretations and arguments meant to invigorate an entirely new conversation about a perennial and perennially controversial topic, then Scott Yenor deserves a great deal of credit indeed."―Micah Watson, American Review of Politics, Union University
"[Yenor] covers a wide range of the most important modern philosophic, political, social scientific, and religious works on the family. Few treatments of the foundational problems of the family are this thorough or deep.... Family Politics provides a good starting point for all those who seek to grapple with the problem of the modern family."―Claremont Review of Books
"Family Politics is the pursuit of political philosophy at its best. Enthusiastically recommended not only to scholars but to all who care about the fate of the family in the modern world."―Carson Holloway, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska, and author of The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity
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From Locke to John Paul II, a compelling history of family in political philosophy--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.