Everyone seems to admit that Western Civilization is in trouble. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. In this book, Scott Hahn makes the startling claim that our society’s ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces make available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Man, he argues, is social in his very nature. We were created for community. As it was in the beginning, so it remains today; and the family, constituted through the Sacrament of Matrimony, is the most basic building block of every society, whether we like it or not. If we corrupt marriage we will have a corrupt society. If we get marriage right, our society, through grace, will flourish. Hardcover.