Religion and the Family

Religion and the Family

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In this volume, the complex relationships between religion and the family are explored by fourteen scholars across a range of disciplines. Grounded in a shared focus on the evolving realities of family life and religious beliefs and practice in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, past and present, the essays address key questions: How has religion shaped conceptions of and life in the family? How have experiences of the family shaped religion? Drawing on biblical studies, theology, spirituality, history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and law, the contributors offer a new, more complex and historically nuanced picture of this symbiotic relationship.Essays in this collection reflect three general views regarding the relationship between religion and the family. ... requires transcending the parochialism of the family either for a greater good (for example, communion with God) or realization ofanbsp;...

Title:Religion and the Family
Author:Ronald Simkins, Gail S. Risch
Publisher:Fordham Univ Press - 2008-03-01


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