Author: Lisa Sowle Cahill
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
Format: PDF, ePub
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IS there an authentically Christian notion of family? Cahill asserts that the usual religious agenda of restoring the traditional nuclear family is actually misinformed and misguided. Her study of the early church, John Chrysostum, Martin Luther, the Puritans, and recent Church teachings reveals an alternative Christian vision of the altruistic family, animated by Christian discipleship to stand for compassion, generosity, and justice.

The Family

Author: Jack O. Balswick
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801032490
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This proven resource covers every issue that affects family life. The third edition includes updates to all chapters and the inclusion of current research.

Marriage and the Family

Author: Stephen Grunlan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620328054
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The widespread use of Marriage and the Family has proved its value as a textbook covering biblical, sociological, and psychological perspectives on the family. Now this revised and updated edition brings a benchmark text into the twenty-first century with new material on family finances, economics, violence and abuse, premarital intimacy, human sexuality, and dating. Statistics and references have been updated, and graphics are designed for easier reading.With more information than ever, Marriage and the Family examines the following topics from a distinctively evangelical perspective.-The sociology of the family-Cross-cultural and intercultural perspectives-Dating and courtship-Communication and conflict resolution-Childbearing and parenting-Divorce and remarriage-Aging and deathCase studies, discussion questions, suggested reading, a glossary, and tables and illustrations offer important information in an accessible format for the classroom. The lifestyle approach of 'Marriage and the Family' offers a solid biblical foundation that gives students the tools they need to make wise choices and strengthen the family in these times.

Social Psychology in Christian Perspective

Author: Angela M. Sabates
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830866418
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Human social interaction is varied, complex and always changing. How we perceive each other and ourselves, how individuals interact within groups, and how groups are structured--all these are the domain of social psychology. Many have doubted, however, that a full-fledged social psychology textbook can successfully be written from a Christian perspective. Inevitably, some say, when attempting to integrate theology and social psychology, one discipline must suffer at the expense of the other. Angela Sabates counters that thinking by demonstrating how these two disciplines can indeed be brought together in a fruitful way. She crisply covers key topics in social psychology, utilizing research that is well grounded in the empirical and theoretical literature, while demonstrating how a distinctively Christian approach can offer fresh ideas and understandings. Why doesn t our behavior always match what we say we believe? How and when are we most likely to be persuaded? What is the social psychology of violence? How reliable are eyewitness testimonies? Are racism and prejudice on the decline or are we just better at hiding them? Sabates draws out the implications of a Christian view of human persons on these and other central subjects within the well-established framework of social psychological study. This volume is for those looking for a core text that makes use of a Christian theological perspective to explore what the science of psychology suggests to us about the nature of human social interaction.

Economics in Christian Perspective

Author: Victor V. Claar
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899901
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unemployment. Environmental damage. Poverty. Economists Victor Claar and Robin Klay critically engage mainstream economic theory and policy recommendations to provide guidance for faithfully and responsibly addressing these and other important economic issues. Affirming that a just and prosperous society depends for its continued success on maintaining the right balance of power among three principal spheres--democratic governments, market-organized economies, and strong moral and cultural institutions--Claar and Klay demonstrate how Christian principles and values guide and undergird a flourishing and just economy. This text is for use in any course needing a survey of the principles of economics.


Author: Charles E. Curran
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145751
Format: PDF
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A collection of the best contemporary essays on the theology and ethics of marriage.

Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics

Author: Joel B. Green
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441239987
Format: PDF, ePub
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This one-stop reference book on the vital relationship between Scripture and ethics offers needed orientation and perspective for students, pastors, and scholars. Written to respond to the movement among biblical scholars and ethicists to recover the Bible for moral formation, it is the best reference work available on the intersection of these two fields. The volume shows how Christian Scripture and Christian ethics are necessarily intertwined and offers up-to-date treatment of five hundred biblical, traditional, and contemporary topics, ranging from adultery, bioethics, and Colossians to vegetarianism, work, and Zephaniah. The stellar ecumenical list of contributors consists of more than two hundred leading scholars from the fields of biblical studies and ethics, including Darrell Bock, David Gushee, Amy Laura Hall, Daniel Harrington, Dennis Olson, Christine Pohl, Glen Stassen, and Max Stackhouse.

Families A Sociological Perspective

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490288112
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Families, A Sociological Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as Measuring Families, Gendered Families, Diverse Families/Similar Families, and Unequal Families plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

More Lasting Unions

Author: Stephen Garrard Post
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802847072
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A powerful reassertion of the social and spiritual significance of marriage and the family. Many recent social theorists maintain that marriage and the nuclear family are not particularly important to the fabric of our culture. In this powerful refutation, grounded in both Christian teaching and social-science data, Stephen G. Post asserts that the bonds of marriage and family are fundamental to our social and spiritual well-being. Unique in the field for its wide treatment of relevant issues, More Lasting Unions also takes up these important topics: the special needs of children and of aging parents; adoption as an alternative way of family building; the perils of family self-indulgence and consumerism; balancing family commitments and concern for neighbors.