A History of Marriage: Nature, Culture, and the Present Crisis


“[M]arriage is given by nature, strengthened by culture, and uniquely empowered to nurture new life. It can only be – and must only be – a man-woman thing.”

In this presentation, Dr David Van Gend explains the purpose of marriage in society, and why redefinition will be ultimately detrimental to children, parents and conscientious objectors.


This presentation discusses the topic of suicide. If you, or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

This presentation was part of The Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies’ 2015 Colloquium on the theme “Ideas Dangerous to Atheism”, hosted in Hobart, Australia.

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