This is a new volume in the Wisdom and Discovery series -- the printed record of the remarkable symposia conducted by Georgetown University on the occasion of that school's 175th anniversary celebration. It is indeed worthy of its objective -- to show the primacy of marriage from a variety of points of view in order to formulate the role of the family in health and disease. Members of the Washington branch of the Academy of religion and mental health conducted this symposium. The family is now a focus of attention for the behavioral sciences, and the articles here deal with the subject from the angle of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, philosophy and theology (Catholic, Protestant and Jewish), law, judiciary, the arts, communication and even business. A formidable program, it serves well as an introduction to the present state of the continuing studies of family dynamics in this country.