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By John Witte Jr

For greater than 2,500 years, the Western culture has embraced monogamous marriage as a necessary establishment for the flourishing of fellows and girls, mom and dad and kids, society and the country. whilst, polygamy has been thought of a significant crime that harms other halves and youngsters, correlates with sundry different crimes and abuses, and threatens strong citizenship and political balance. The West has therefore lengthy punished all demeanour of plural marriages and denounced the polygamous teachings of chosen Jews, Muslims, Anabaptists, Mormons, and others. John Witte, Jr conscientiously files the Western case for monogamy over polygamy from antiquity till at the present time. He analyzes the old claims that polygamy is biblical, ordinary, and invaluable along sleek claims that anti-polygamy legislation violate own and spiritual freedom. whereas giving the professional and con arguments a whole listening to, Witte concludes that the Western ancient case opposed to polygamy is still compelling and urges Western countries to carry the road on monogamy.

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