Christianity Making Modern Family Paperback

by Rosemary Radford Ruether;

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Christianity Making Modern Family

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How did a religion founded on the loosening of earthly ties come to extol the virtues of the traditional family?

In this richly-textured history of the relationship between Christianity and the family, Rosemary Radford Ruether traces their development to reveal the misconceptions at the heart of the 'family values' debate.

Beginning with the Jewish and Roman families of antiquity, Ruether shows that the anti-family traditions of the Gospels and early Christianity can be understood as a critique of oppressive forms of family. But Christianity later defined and relied upon family life as it grew into a stable social force.

Taking us to the present, Ruether examines how contemporary claims on the family - from same sex marriage to feminism to the fragmentation of Christianity - shape the way Christians respond to and resist new definitions of private life.

Finally, she argues convincingly for a way in which religion can accommodate the needs of believers without interference from the state, and how Christianity - always fluid and ever-evolving - can satisfy its role to its adherents without compromising its importance as a source of spiritual resilience.

Christianity Making Modern Family by Rosemary Radford Ruether was published by SCM in April 2001 and is our 38851st best seller. The ISBN for Christianity Making Modern Family is 9780334028222.

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Details for Christianity Making Modern Family

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherSCM (April 2001)
Number of Pages304
Thickness355 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code117941
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