A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family

A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family Author Julie Hanlon Rubio
ISBN-10 0809141183
Year 2003
Pages 241
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press
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What are Christian families called to be and do in contemporary society? Weaving together theology, social science, and her experience as a wife and mother, Julie Hanlon Rubio answers this provocative and timely question. She explores the marriage liturgy, the New Testament and Christian tradition and then reflects on the the ways Christian husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children can live out their vocations in changing times. She concludes with chapters on divorce and the mission of the family. Relevant, academically oriented yet popularly written, and filling a need by its attention to family issues, this book will make an ideal text for courses in: -- marriage. -- family ethics. -- social justice. -- Christian ethics.

Marriage Family and Law in Medieval Europe

Marriage  Family and Law in Medieval Europe Author Michael M. Sheehan
ISBN-10 0802081371
Year 1997
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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A collection of essays by Michael Sheehan, whose work and interpretation on medieval property, marriage, family, sexuality, and law has insprired scholars for 40 years.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Handbook of Marriage and the Family Author Suzanne K. Steinmetz
ISBN-10 9781461571513
Year 2013-11-11
Pages 915
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The lucid, straightforward Preface of this Handbook by the two editors and the comprehenSIve perspec tives offered in the Introduction by one ofthem leave little for a Foreword to add. It is therefore limIted to two relevant but not intrinsically related points vis-a-vis research on marriage and the family in the interval since the fIrst Handbook (Christensen, 1964) appeared, namely: the impact on this research ofthe politicization of the New RIght! and of the Feminist Enlightenment beginning in the mid-sixties, about the time of the fIrst Handbook. In the late 1930s Willard Waller noted: "Fifty years or more ago about 1890, most people had the greatest respect for the institution called the family and wished to learn nothing whatever about it. . . . Everything that concerned the life of men and women and their children was shrouded from the light. Today much of that has been changed. Gone is the concealment of the way in which life begins, gone the irrational sanctity of the home. The aura of sentiment which once protected the family from discussion clings to it no more .... We wantto learn as much about it as we can and to understand it as thoroughly as possible, for there is a rising recognition in America that vast numbers of its families are sick-from internal frustrations and from external buffeting. We are engaged in the process of reconstructing our family institutions through criticism and discussion" (1938, pp. 3-4).

Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family Author Elizabeth Peters
ISBN-10 9780231144087
Year 2009
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Family life has been radically transformed over the past three decades. Half of all households are unmarried, while only a quarter of all married households have kids. A third of the nation's births are to unwed mothers, and a third of America's married men earn less than their wives. With half of all women cohabitating before they turn thirty and gay and lesbian couples settling down with increasing visibility, there couldn't be a better time for a book that tracks new conceptions of marriage and family as they are being formed. The editors of this volume explore the motivation to marry and the role of matrimony in a diverse group of men and women. They compare empirical data from several emerging family types (single, co-parent, gay and lesbian, among others) to studies of traditional nuclear families, and they consider the effect of public policy and recent economic developments on the practice of marriage and the stabilization--or destabilization--of family. Approaching this topic from a variety of perspectives, including historical, cross-cultural, gendered, demographic, socio-biological, and social-psychological viewpoints, the editors highlight the complexity of the modern American family and the growing indeterminacy of its boundaries. Refusing to adhere to any one position, the editors provide an unbiased account of contemporary marriage and family.

An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy Author Joseph L. Wetchler
ISBN-10 9781317963394
Year 2014-08-27
Pages 634
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Now in its second edition, this text introduces readers to the rich history and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, with 32 professionals from across the US presenting their knowledge in their areas of expertise. This blend of approaches and styles gives this text a unique voice and makes it a comprehensive resource for graduate students taking their first course in Marriage and Family Therapy. The book is divided into three sections: Part 1 focuses on the components on which 21st century family therapy is based and summarizes the most recent changes made to not only therapeutic interventions, but to the very concept of “family.” Part 2 presents an overview of the 7 major theoretical models of the field: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral family therapy. Each chapter in this section • Focuses on the founder of the theory, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques • Shows how the model focuses on diversity • Presents the research that supports the approach Part 3 addresses specific treatment areas that are common to marriage and family therapists, such as sex therapy, pre-marital therapy, research, and ethics and legal issues. As an introduction to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, this volume stands above the rest. Not only will readers gain an understanding of the rich history of the field and its techniques, but they will also see a complete picture of the context in which families are embedded, such as gender, culture, spirituality, and sexual orientation. This knowledge is the key to understanding what differentiates Marriage and Family Therapy from individual psychotherapy. Glossaries, case studies, tables, figures, and appendices appear generously throughout the text to present this information and give students a thorough overview to prepare them for their professional lives.

The Marriage and Family Experience Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

The Marriage and Family Experience  Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society Author Bryan Strong
ISBN-10 9781133597469
Year 2013-01-28
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers a realistic look at all kinds of families and relationships today. The book’s experienced authors help you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to reflect on your own life and behavior make the Twelfth Edition accessible and compelling. You’ll find the latest information on adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the meaning of virginity, gender roles and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. This is a book you can relate to--and one you will want to read. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Choices in Relationships An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Choices in Relationships  An Introduction to Marriage and the Family Author David Knox
ISBN-10 9781305544741
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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The Twelfth Edition of Knox and Schacht's CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS helps students see how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The authors encourage students to explore the tradeoffs involved with choices, show how to view situations in a positive light, and demonstrate that not making a choice is really a choice after all. Through current data, an engaging writing style, interactive pedagogy such as self-assessments, and an emphasis on social policy issues within the context of each chapter, this theme-based marriage and family text encourages lively classroom discussion and demonstrates how research and theory apply to students' lives. As a result, students learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that accompany their choices. This streamlined twelfth edition also includes new discussions of the future of marriage and the family, and features an abundance of new research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe

The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe Author Jack Goody
ISBN-10 0521289254
Year 1983-07-07
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Around 300 A.D. European patterns of marriage and kinship were turned on their head. What had previously been the norm - marriage to close kin - became the new taboo. The same applied to adoption, the obligation of a man to marry his brother's widow and a number of other central practices. With these changes Christian Europe broke radically from its own past and established practices which diverged markedly from those of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. In this highly original and far-reaching work Jack Goody argues that from the fourth century there developed in the northern Mediterranean a distinctive but not undifferentiated kinship system, whose growth can be attributed to the role of the Church in acquiring property formerly held by domestic groups. He suggests that the early Church, faced with the need to provide for people who had left their kin to devote themselves to the life of the Church, regulated the rules of marriage so that wealth could be channelled away from the family and into the Church. Thus the Church became an 'interitor', acquiring vast tracts of property through the alienation of familial rights. At the same time, the structure of domestic life was changed dramatically, the Church placing more emphasis on individual wishes, on conjugality, and on spiritual rather than natural kinship. Tracing the consequences of this change through to the present day, Jack Goody challenges some fundamental assumptions about the making of western society, and provides an alternative focus for future study of the European family, kinship structures and marriage patterns. The questions he raises will provoke much interest and discussion amongst anthropologists, sociologists and historians.

Marriage and Family in the Biblical World

Marriage and Family in the Biblical World Author Ken M. Campbell
ISBN-10 0830827374
Year 2003-10-06
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Ken M. Campbell presents the work of six scholars who map varying understandings of marriage and family in six cultural settings: Victor H. Matthews on the ancient Near East, Daniel I. Block on ancient Israel, S. M. Baugh on Greek society, Susan M. Treggiari on Roman society, David W. Chapman on Second Temple Judaism and Andreas Kstenberger on the New Testament era.

God Marriage and Family

God  Marriage  and Family Author Andreas J. Kšstenberger
ISBN-10 9781433517280
Year
Pages 399
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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This updated, second edition of Köstenberger and Jones's landmark work tackles the latest debates and cultural challenges to God's plan for marriage and the family and urges a return to a biblical foundation.

Lives of the Bigamists

Lives of the Bigamists Author Richard E. Boyer
ISBN-10 0826323847
Year 2001-01
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher UNM Press
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Boyer lets these Mexican people speak for themselves about how they got into trouble with the Inquisition.

Marriage family and relationships

Marriage  family  and relationships Author Gwen J. Broude
ISBN-10 0874367360
Year 1994-11-01
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Abc-Clio Inc
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Covers major topics relevant to human relationships from a cross-cultural perspective. Examines how world cultures differ in their sexual, familial, and social habits.

Istanbul Households

Istanbul Households Author Alan Duben
ISBN-10 0521523036
Year 2002-08-08
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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A social history of marriage, the family and population in modernization-era Istanbul.