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Theology and Families (Adrian Thatcher) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405152747
Theology and Families (Adrian Thatcher) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405152747
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Title: Theology and Families

Author: Thatcher, Adrian

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405152747

Volumes: 1; Pages: 252

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This timely book, by one of the world's leading theologians in this field, makes a positive theological contribution to present intellectual and practical discussions about families and children.* Explores the intellectual and practical debates about the changing nature of family forms, roles and relationships, and how Christian faith and theology can contribute to the thriving of families and children.* Considers the causes and consequences of changes to families over recent decades.* Utilizes the theological resources that are best equipped to deal with these changes and to shape ethical teaching, ethical practice, moral judgements, and public policies.* Develops family-friendly readings of scripture, tradition and doctrine, and moves forward theological treatment of marriage, gender and children.ContentsPrefacePART I: SOURCES1. BEGINNING WITH REAL FAMILIES AND CHILDRENFamily FormsGlobal UpheavalsTheological ResponsesTheology and Families: Arguments and Themes2. THE BIBLE IN THE SERVICE OF FAMILIESFamilies Then and NowThe Bible and Critical FamilismFamily-Friendly Readings3. THE TEACHING OF JESUS ABOUT FAMILIES AND CHILDRENThe Teaching of Jesus about FamiliesThe Teaching of Jesus about ChildrenParents, Children and PrioritiesLoving Neighbours, Loving Children?4. RELATIONS, FAMILIES AND THE TRIUNE GODRelations and FamiliesLove as a RelationFamilies and the TrinityThe Gift of a ChildOur Families and Ourselves in God's ImageFamilies and Structural SinPART II: RELATIONS5. SPOUSES AND PARTNERSDo Families Need Marriages?Disputes about evidence'Marital Values' and the Problem of Commitment6. CHILDREN, PARENTS AND RIGHTSWhere are the Children?The Defence of Children's RightsThe Christ Child and the Rights of all Children7. GOD, PARENTS AND CHILDRENGod the Father and Human ParentingGod the Father: Revisionary ProposalsParenting, Divine and HumanParents, Children and Sacrificial Love8. OPEN FAMILIES: CHOOSING TO BE CHILDLESSExtending FamiliesFamilies and NeighbourhoodsOpen Families and the Teaching of JesusChoosing ChildlessnessChosen Childlessness: an Appraisal9. FAMILIES AND THE 'DOMESTIC CHURCH'Families and the 'Domestic Church'Families and the Local ChurchThe Churches and Pro-Family PoliciesBibliographyIndex
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