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Family : a Christian social perspective / Lisa Sowle Cahill.

Book Book (c2000.)
Description: xiv, 170 p. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2000.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Merrimack College. (Show all copies)
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Merrimack College Stacks (2nd) BT707.7 .C35 2000 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0800632524
  • ISBN: 9780800632526
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [138]-160) and index.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Families, Christian ethics, and civil society -- Family bonds and Christian community: New Testament sources -- Family as church: three historical representations -- Domestic church: families and the common good -- Lessons from African American families -- A Christian family vision.
Summary: 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.
Citation: Cahill, Lisa Sowle. "Family : a Christian social perspective." Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2000.

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