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Equality and the Family: A Fundamental, Practical Theology of Children, Mothers, and Fathers in Modern Societies (Don S Browning) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2006) 9780802807564
Equality and the Family: A Fundamental, Practical Theology of Children, Mothers, and Fathers in Modern Societies (Don S Browning) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2006) 9780802807564
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Title: Equality and the Family: A Fundamental, Practical Theology of Children, Mothers, and Fathers in Modern Societies

Author: Browning, Don S

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802807564

Volumes: 1; Pages: 432

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In Equality and the Family Don Browning pulls together essays he has published in the past in order to shed light on the path we should take in the future. He contends that practical theology can be envisioned as a practical research program, and he uses the very concrete example of the family to illustrate how this works.Though it may sound unlikely that equality in the family can be based on Christian ideas, Browning insists that it can and should be. Aiming to be pro-family and pro-marriage in ways that create justice and equality within the family, he argues for the church's ideal model of the mother-father partnership to be balanced with an understanding and acceptance of the pluralism of family forms as a part of modern life, including church life. A brief introduction to each essay is included to help the reader understand the original context of the piece.Equality and the Family develops a useful practical theology for those who work with or study the modern family in any capacity and for those who simply belong to one.Table of ContentsPreface1. Practical Theology as a Critical Research Project1. Toward a Fundamental and Strategic Practical Theology (1991)2. Empirical Considerations in Religious Praxis and Reflection (2005)2. Contexts, Descriptions, and Directions: Searching for an Emphatic Center3. The Family Debate: A Middle Way (1993)4. Is the Family a Conservative Issue? (1994)5. Better Family Values (1995)6. Children, Mothers, and Fathers in the Postmodern Family (1995)3. Critical Foundations: An Ecumenical Search7. Practical Theology and the American Family Debate (1997)8. Altruism, Civic Virtue, and Religion (1995)9. Narrative, Ethics, and Biology in Christian Family Theory (1996)10. The Dialectic of Archaeology and Teleology in Christian Marriage Symbolism (2001)11. Can Marriage Be Defined?(2002)4. Spheres, Strategies, and Praxis12. The Task of Religious Institutions in Strengthening Families (1999)13. Modernization: Critical Familism and the Reconstruction of Marriage (2003)14. Egos without Selves: A Critique of the Family Theory of the Chicago School of Economics (1994)15. Families and the Sixty-Hour Workweek: What It Means for Church, Society, and Persons (2002)16. The Language of Health versus the Language of Religion: Competing Models of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century (2002)17. Critical Familism, Civil Society, and the Law (2004)18. The Meaning of the Family in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2004)19. Adoption and the Moral Significance of Kin Altruism (2005)20. Domestic Violence and the Ethic of Equal Regard (2005)5. A Retrospective: Method in Practical Theology and the Family21. The Relation of Practical Theology to Theological Ethics (2005)Permissions and AcknowledgmentsIndex
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