Divorce: Being a Defence of the American People Against the Charge of Moral Deterioration

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Cosmopolitan Press, 1913 - 170 páginas
The rising rate of divorce in the early decades of the 20th century was seen by many as an indication of America's moral depravity. In this book, a physician objects to that view and argues that American society is not deteriorating despite the rising incidence of divorce.

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Página 21 - And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Página 29 - Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement, but I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Página 27 - I REQUIRE and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's word doth allow, are not joined together by God, neither is their matrimony lawful.
Página 82 - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints ; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Página 21 - Ich aber sage euch: Wer sich von seinem Weibe scheidet, (es sei denn um Ehebruch,) der macht, daß sie die Ehe bricht; und wer eine Abgeschiedene freiet, der bricht die Ehe.
Página 180 - Though this sort of men," he says, " are so detested by every one, that it is reckoned unlucky so much as to meet them by accident, they think nothing equal to themselves, and hold it a proof of their consummate piety, if they are so illiterate as not to be able to read. And when their asinine voices bray out in the churches their psalms, of which they understand the notes, but not the words*, then it is they fancy that the ears of the saints above are enraptured with the harmony ;
Página 25 - Inferior causes may justify the separation of husband and wife, although they will not authorize such a dissolution of the marriage contract as would leave either...
Página 103 - They say that he was wont to repeat daily the whole Psalter, together with the Canticles, and two hundred hymns and prayers ; three hundred times on each day to worship God upon his knees ; and in each canonical hour of the day to sign himself one hundred times with the sign of the cross. Dividing the night into three portions, he spent the first in running through one hundred psalms, and in two hundred genuflexions ; the second in running through the other fifty Psalms, immersed in cold water, and...
Página 99 - It is not necessary, however, for a prince to possess all the good qualities I have enumerated, but it is indispensable that he should appear to have them.
Página 29 - Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

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